Darryl “DMC” McDaniels: “I Had A Very Serious Problem…”

One of the original members of the legendary hip-hop super group, Run-DMC, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels was living the American dream throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Touring the world, eating and drinking whatever and whenever he wanted, until his body told him something different. The 6′ 1″, 220 lb shares what happened and how he started on his road back to health:

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“Admittedly, I used to drink a lot and eat very little,” remembers DMC. “When I ate it was almost always whatever was available, and whatever wasn’t at all healthy. In 1999 I was laid up in the hospital with a very serious health problem.”

“I was mostly on the ‘alcohol diet’. Beer, wine…any kind of liquor was what I mainly put in my body. It was bad,” said the legendary rapper.

“I spent almost nearly a month living intravenously. No solid food or liquid for a month, then weaned on to clear liquids, fish, chicken, and veggies. Needless to say, I lost a lot of weight. When I was released from the hospital people commented that I was too skinny since I lost so much weight. But you know what? I thought I looked good and I really felt better. I wanted to stay this way so I started weight training to get even healthier.”

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