FAMED media personality Randy Jackson returned to television in 2021.
While serving as the band leader on the Fox game show, Name That Tune, Randy‘s fans have shown concern over his weight loss.
What disease does Randy Jackson have?
The former American Idol judge turned band leader Randy Jackson plays a decked-out piano on the game show Name That Tune.
He has presented the show with Jane Krakowski since 2021.
While viewing the show on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, some fans took to social media as they noticed Randy’s thinner appearance.
One said, “Randy Jackson looks like a marionette we just can’t see the strings, took the weight loss a bit far…”
“I’m seriously worried about Randy Jackson he looks like he was made in the wax museum,” added another.
A third wrote, “Randy Jackson is hard to look at.”
Fans of the show have also speculated that his figure is the result of plastic surgery, while others question his mobility since he’s always seen sitting behind a piano.
Randy’s thinner presence is attributed to his diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.
The popular musician was diagnosed with the disease in 2002.
How much weight has Randy Jackson lost?
In 2003, the music producer underwent gastric bypass surgery to keep his health on track.
He told People in 2022 that he lost over 100 pounds since undergoing the procedure and has kept the weight off for 18 years.
Randy detailed his struggles with Type 2 Diabetes in his 2008 self-help book, Body With Soul.
The former Idol judge wrote, “It’s a curse to be saddled with a disease that’s life-threatening and that you can’t completely get rid of, though you can certainly manage it.”
“But it’s a blessing to get that huge wake-up call.”
He further wrote, “After that day in the ER, when my doctor burst the bubble I’d been living in, I couldn’t lie to myself anymore.”
“Right then and there, I began my journey toward better health.”
Randy Jackson, pictured during his early American Idol days, revealed in 2022 that he had lost over 100 pounds[/caption]
What did Randy say about his health and weight loss journey?
This is not the first time Randy faced public concerns about his health.
On The American Idol 20th anniversary, fans also showed their concerns for his weight loss.
During a January 2021 interview on The Today Show, he discussed his battle with diabetes and his dieting methods.
“Lost a ton of weight, started gaining it back, then went on my own journey to try and discover ‘How do I keep it off? What do I do?’”
Randy shared with the hosts that his dieting regimen “has been a long time coming.”
His explanation on The Today Show echoed similar sentiments he expressed in Body With Soul.
The producer wrote, “Diets, liquid fasts, weight-loss medications, you name it, and none of them ever worked for long.”
“But when I wound up in the hospital, I had to face up to why all those methods failed.”