Tyler Perry's Impressive Weight Loss: "I'm Almost There!"

At 6’6″ and a solid 255 pounds, actor, director, producer and multimedia mogul Tyler Perry became a household name by playing the rambunctious-but-loveable grandmother, Madea. The character Madea is slightly overweight, eats a variety of fried foods, and doesn’t workout much. But in real life, Tyler is just the opposite. His recent picture on facebook (below) shows it.

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tyler perryTyler recently lost 30 pounds for one of his Hollywood roles. With the assistance of a trainer, his hour-long morning circuits include cardio and various types of strength moves.  He also practices Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art he initially learned for one of his movie’s fight scenes.

“I’m 18 lbs away from my goal. I hope I don’t blow it this holiday season. Gonna try to stay on it. It’s hard as heck to lose weight after 40, but it’s so worth it. It keeps the doctor away. Don’t let anything keep you from being healthy and strong. I wish my mother had fought back. She turned diabetic at 40 and died at 64. Don’t let that be you!! Fight back!!”