Anthony Anderson, a comedian and actor, recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show. The most recent episode of the show sparked a lot of interest when Anderson discussed the link between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
He posted an Instagram photo of himself in which he appeared to have lost weight. The image sparked concern among netizens, who were concerned that he was ill.
Anthony Anderson has had Type 2 diabetes for approximately 20 years. To keep the condition under control, he had to make some lifestyle changes, which resulted in him losing weight, which explains his appearance in the photo.
However, some people liked the photo because they were pleased with his weight loss, which had been a major challenge for him throughout his life.
Anthony Anderson has struggled with diabetes since the start of his career.
Anderson revealed in a 2022 interview with Essence that his diabetes diagnosis occurred as a result of his extremely busy schedule at the peak of his career, which caused him to be unaware of what he was consuming.
He remembered feeling thirsty one evening and feeling something strange in his body. He drank some water to quench his thirst, but he soon realised he needed to use the restroom. Anderson went to the doctor the next morning after this happened several times.
His blood sugar level was nearly 240 at the time of the check-up, and he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Anthony stated that his father suffered from the same issue:
“When I looked back at the symptoms, I realised I was diabetic. They were the same symptoms that my father had when he was younger.”
Following his father’s death, Anderson revealed that he had to make some changes in his daily life because he did not want his family to go through what he had to go through. He established a healthy lifestyle for himself:
He even decided to lose weight after being cast in Law & Order, and approached his friend Al Roker, who referred him to a nutritionist. Anderson purchased a bicycle and used it to commute between shoots. That’s how he lost around 47 pounds, which explains his appearance in the recent Instageam photo.
Anderson also worked with Get Real About Diabetes to raise awareness about the disease.
Anthony Anderson is well-known for his roles in television shows such as Black-ish, K-Ville, Law & Order, and others. In addition, he has appeared in films such as Kangaroo Jack, The Departed, and Scream 4.
The 52-year-old most recently appeared in Kenya Barris’ romantic comedy film You People. In the lead roles were Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy. On January 27, 2023, the film was released on Netflix.
Anderson will also appear as Ray-Ray in the second season of the Disney+ animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.