On Sunday May 1, the former american idol judge Randy Jackson appeared on the show and left fans worried as the record producer was unrecognizable after his weight loss. Her rare appearance on the show came about nine years after her last on the 12th season of american idol.
Last month, Jackson’s appearance on Fox’s The Celebrity Edition of Name That Tune also left fans concerned about her weight loss. At the time, many followers took to their social media to inquire about the TV personality’s health.
Either way, many fans speculated on social media about Jackson’s health, and most concluded that his massive weight loss was due to health issues.
What happened to Randy Jackson? Explore the cause of her weight loss
Randy Jackson was reportedly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003, after which he had to kick start his weight loss. Later, he revealed that his family had a history of diabetes. Since his diagnosis, Jackson has advocated for the chronic condition and spoken about it in multiple mediums, including numerous publications and on his social media.
However, following his diagnosis in 2003, Jackson claimed to have undergone weight loss surgery which saw him lose around 114 pounds. According to his February 2021 interview with Today, the R&B musician and performer weighed over 350 pounds in the early 2000s. He told the publication:
“I was like 358. I had to take it down, man. What I did was I went through, I had gastric bypass surgery. I started Unify Health Labs, my own line of vitamins. I had a food divorce, that’s what I usually say. I had to drop everything and start over. »
Internet users are worried after his weight loss
While the TV personality turned entrepreneur has made sporadic TV appearances following his departure from american idol in 2003, many fans were shocked to see his drastic weight loss. This sparked several internet speculations about his health, and people speculated that it was an adverse effect of an underlying condition.
However, in reality, Randy Jackson’s weight loss was all about improving his lifestyle. By losing weight and maintaining his diet, Jackson is likely to control his diabetes. Jackson does not appear to have any other serious conditions.
Randy Jackson explains how he lost weight
In 2018, Jackson told Woman’s World that he hated going to the gym. That’s probably why the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native opted for gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. It appears the 65-year-old is currently controlling his diet to maintain an ideal weight. Jackson told the publication:
“I recommend therapy for everyone. Behavior modification is the therapy that helps people quit smoking, lose weight. Think about any big lifestyle changes you need to make because you need to change the way you look at things. Because if you look at it the same way you always have, you’ll always see it that way.
Randy Jackson is also co-owner of Unify Health Labs, which provides vitamin supplements and other nutritional products to support healthy eating.