New York, January 25 : Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has refuted claims that he used steroids to build his muscles for the new 'Rambo' movie.
The 61-year-old actor, who weighed 40 pounds less in the series' previous films, admitted that he resorted to prescription testosterone use to bulk up to a freakish 209 pounds.
He, however, insisted that 'steroid' is a wrong term for the human growth hormone.
"HGH (human growth hormone) is nothing. Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed," the New York Post quoted Stallone as telling Time magazine.
"Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older. Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years, it will be over the counter," he added.