Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee wants to go home to Australia

Paul Hogan arrives at the G'Day USA Standing Together Event at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California on January 25, 2019. Credit: Tony Forte/MediaPunch /IPX

Paul Hogan said the drugs stripped him of his muscles and he was collapsing. (AP)

Paul Hogan has confessed that he was not well and was looking forward to returning home to Australia to be with his family.

The 83 year old man Crocodile Dundee star – who lives in Los Angeles with his 24-year-old son Chance – revealed that the treatment he underwent for kidney disease had stripped away his muscle mass and he was too weak to even open a jar.

Hogan told Australia’s A Current Affair: “[I’ve] been better. I had a problem on the aorta in the kidney and the treatment solved it, but it shrunk me.

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“I lost all my body fat and the muscles all shrunk and the strength didn’t come back because it left me weak. Chance to open jars for me.”

The Australian actor – who had a pacemaker fitted – described himself as “held by a string”.

Paul Hogan as Crocodile Dundee.  (20th Century Fox)

Paul Hogan as Crocodile Dundee. (20th century fox)

Hogan said: “I was always in good shape [in my 70s]. I would still retire most of the 40s. And then I turned 80 and it’s okay to say ‘turning 80 is not for sissies’ because things are starting to fall apart.”

The action star has revealed that he follows a high fat diet, but the steroids he takes prevent him from gaining weight.

He said: “They shrink your muscles and [they’re] supposed to make you fat, but I got thinner and thinner and thinner. I am now trying to put on some fat…because you feel too cold when you have no body fat.

Hogan – who moved to the United States when he married her Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski – wishes he could go home, but doesn’t want to leave his son Chance in California.

Chance Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan arrive for the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala held at JW Marriot at LA Live on January 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)

Paul Hogan with ex-wife Linda Kozlowski and son Chance in 2013. (Getty Images)

He said, “I’m not where I’m supposed to be, but I have no right to complain about anything,” he continued.

“I’ve had such a gifted life. So many wonderful things have happened to me without deserving them so I shouldn’t complain but, yeah, ideally I’d rather be back in Sydney because the rest of my life no family there.”

Hogan has five children with his first wife Noelene Edwards, whom he married in 1958. They divorced in 1981, only to remarry and divorce again in 1986.

He married Kozlowski, 64, in 1990. They separated in 2013 and their divorce was finalized in 2014. They share son Chance.

Hogan recently told the Daily Telegraph that he had been “homesick for years”.

Actor and Cure Cancer Ambassador Paul Hogan poses during a photocall in Sydney, New South Wales.  (Photo by Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images)

Paul Hogan, pictured in 2017, said he still felt fit in his 70s (Getty Images)

He said: “I miss the people, the vibe – and there’s something you just can’t put your finger on, but there’s something about Australia that’s friendlier and more laid back.

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“He never takes himself seriously – there’s no arrogance like there is elsewhere.”

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