The rapper, famous for his bulging biceps, lost the weight in just nine weeks in order to play an American Football star stricken by cancer. The famous rapper also had his arm tattoos removed for his role in the film called “Things Fall Apart”, according to US Weekly.
He is said to have resorted to a liquid only diet and running on a treadmill for three hours a day, resulting in a look which makes him almost unrecognizable.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper looks to be going for a Oscar-worthy physical transformation with this role, which required him to drop the weight and lose his former muscular frame. He plays a football star who is diagnosed with cancer, and he’s definitely achieved a look that resembles a cancer patient.
Pictures released on his website showed the 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, looking gaunt and emaciated with hollow, sunken cheeks. He dropped from 214 pounds (15st 4lbs) to just 160 pounds (11st 6lbs).
Now that filming has wrapped and he’s back on a new music tour, time to get some meat back on his ribs. He said: “I was starving. I’ll be back in shape in no time.”
50 Cent’s dramatic weight loss rivals the 63 pounds lost by Hollywood star Christian Bale for his role in The Machinist. Batman actor Bale was said to have placed himself on a crash diet of coffee and apples. [ThisIs50 via US Magazine]