Poor guy just had a little case of incarceration itis…
Chris Brown Breaks Silence On 35lb Weight Gain
Chris Brown had a noticeable couple of extra pounds when he was released from jail after serving 108 days behind bars. Thankfully, Chris worked hard to get rid of that extra jail time jelly-roll and is just about back to his old self. Via MailOnline:
Chris Brown gained 35 pounds after serving 108 days in prison.
The singer reveals in a new interview how self-conscious he became after ballooning up from 180lbs to 215lbs.
Brown, 25, told Extra he was afraid to go out as he knew people would think he ‘looked fat’ after being released from jail in June.
‘My normal weight is like 180 [and] I was 215 when I got out of jail,’ the Fine China singer explained.
‘I couldn’t fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes. I was scared to go out,’ he admitted. ‘I was like, “Man, people will see me and I look fat.”‘
But he quickly remedied the problem with exercise: ‘So after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio…[and] I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back.’
Brown also revealed how jail time combined with therapy has helped him.
‘It was definitely one of the things I’ll never forget. For me, I just learned that nobody’s invincible, everybody’s equal, at the same time no amount of celebrity status, no amount of how many fans love you, no amount of anything can deter you away from the real if you make a mistake and nobody’s excusable.’
Adding: ‘I think for me it was a humbling experience for me to become a man and mature.’
Brown, who was previously charged with assault in battery case with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, talked about his therapy sessions.
‘I see my therapist twice a week, it’s amazing and I was at first adamant about it, like, “I don’t want to go to therapy, I’m not going to talk to anybody,” but as I went through it and kept talking, it’s actually very therapeutic.’
He also claims to have found a new self-awareness: ‘For me it was more of an opportunity for me to understand my feelings and understand what I was dealing with in my own life.
‘I didn’t know how to express myself without it being anger or aggression because I felt a certain way, but now it’s more of me being able to control it and understand it.’
Well, chunk aside, it seems like jail and therapy did a really good number on him! Those pesky pounds are pretty much all gone now, anyway.