John Goodman's Incredible Weight Loss

John Goodman looking in good shape after his weight loss adventure

John Goodman first rose to prominence as the sarcastic, chubby, working class father and foil to Roseanne Barr in the 1990s hit TV show ‘Roseanne’. As a big man, John was well aware of the implications to his health, especially as he got older; he knew he ran the risk of heart disease, diabetes and worse. Never one to shirk from a fight, he decided to do something about his oversized physique and set about a drastic weight loss program that would eventually reap healthy benefits and draw compliments and plaudits from many quarters.

He premiered his new, svelte self at the AFI Life Achievement Award for Mike Nichols and shortly afterwards photos of the new-look actor found their way onto the pages of a glut of magazines and websites.

His transformation was both striking and inspirational and during an appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ shortly after showing off his new body on the red carpet, the host pressed him on the thorny issue of his peak weight.

John Goodman pushing around 400lbs

Plenty … pushing 400 … somewhere up around there.”

John went on to explain how for years, especially during his work on ‘Roseanne’, his body had to endure a vicious cycle of gaining and shedding weight.

I’d get off of ‘Roseanne’ every spring. I’d lose 60 lbs every spring. Then I got too fond of the barley corn… I’d gain it back and then some, every year.”

A happier looking John Goodman who has battled with his weight for years

The exact amount of weight Goodman lost remains unknown and unconfirmed, some media outlets claim to know that he lost as much as 200lbs!

But for John that’s just not enough and his desire to lose even more weight was something he was all too happy to discuss.

[I’m] getting a lot of exercise, I feel great. It’s going to be an ongoing process for the rest of my life.”

 

John Goodman loses weight

John Goodman has always been known for playing the chubby, working class father in 1990s hit TV show ‘Roseanne’. Realizing the health complications that come hand in hand with obesity and age, John has reportedly decided to do something about his figure.

Earlier this month he showed off his svelte new body at the AFI Life Achievement Award for Mike Nichols. Photos of the dashing 58-year-old decorated the pages of many magazines and websites in the days to come.

During an appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ shortly after showing off his new body on the red carpet, John was asked what his maximum weight was.

“Plenty … pushing 400 … somewhere up around there,” The Huffington Post quotes him as saying on the show. John went on to explain how for years, especially during his work on ‘Roseanne’, his body endured a vicious cycle of putting on and taking off weight.

“I’d get off of ‘Roseanne’ every spring. I’d lose 60 lbs every spring. Then I got too fond of the barley corn… I’d gain it back and then some, every year.”

While the exact amount of weight John has lost remains unknown and unconfirmed, some media outlets predict he can have lost anywhere from 100lbs to even 200lbs! Not enough, he says, before adding he’d like to lose some more.

“[I’m] getting a lot of exercise, I feel great. It’s going to be an ongoing process for the rest of my life.”

Please click here to watch a video of the John Goodman interview.

John Goodman has spoken openly about being an alcoholic. Read about John’s battle with alcoholism.

Other celebrities who have battled weight issues include Oprah WinfreyKirstie AlleySara Rue and Sharon Osbourne.

Images: PR Photos

John Goodman admits to bout with alcoholism

Born in 1952, John Goodman is known for his memorable television series ‘Roseanne’. He first launched his career by appearing in late night comedy shows including ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. John also frequently appeared in a number of shows including the famous ‘Saturday Night Live’. John has also frequently worked together with the Coen brothers, and appeared in several of their productions, including ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Raising Arizona’.
[adsense]
John has openly admitted to previously suffering from an addiction to alcohol.

“I don’t know how much the old Jackie Daniels franchise ruined my memory, which is going anyway, because of my advancing decrepitude,” the New York Times quotes the actor as saying. “I had a 30-year run, and at the end I didn’t care about anything. I was just fed up with myself. I didn’t even want to be an actor anymore.

“I could never please myself,” he continued.  “That’s part of what fuels the alcoholic, I guess. You set yourself impossible goals, and then you kick yourself because you’re not good enough. But I can’t do that every night. I don’t have the energy anymore.”

John reportedly stopped drinking in 2007.

Many famous athletes, actors, musicians and other known personalities are experiencing perfect vision with the help of Lasik surgery. Earlier people were quite apprehensive about this eye surgery, but now the sentiment has changed, with many celebrities among the countless clients of the procedure. John Goodman, star of hit TV show ‘Roseanne’, is another celebrities happy with their improved vision.

Other celebrities who have battled addictions to alcohol include Ben Affleck and Johnny Depp.

Other celebrities who have undergone Lasikprocedures include Brad PittTiger Woods andNicole Kidman.
Image: PR Photos