SHOCKING PIC: 50 Cent Drops 54 Pounds!

Celebrity Body May. 27, 2010 AT 8:56AM
SHOCKING PIC: 50 Cent Drops 54 Pounds! Credit: Courtesy of 50 Cent; Gary Gershoff/

Lean times!

Inspired by a pal who died of cancer, 50 Cent penned and stars in Things Fall Apart, a flick about a football player stricken with the disease.

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“I lost 54 pounds for it,” the 6-foot rapper, 34 --- who dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks -- tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now). "I was starving."

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Now he’s back on tour and says, "I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!"

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