BEFORE & AFTER Biz Markie lost 140 lbs. to combat diabetes

Biz Markie After Weight Loss

Late 1980s rap star Biz Markie is turning back the hands of time thanks to his incredible 140-lb. weight loss.

“I wanted to live,” the “Just a Friend” artist told ABC News of the changes he made after getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. “They said I could lose my feet. They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”

Biz said he’s dropped the weight by controlling his portions, eating healthier foods and doing more cardio workouts.

Biz Markie Before Weight Loss
Biz Markie before his weight loss in 2010.

By dropping 140 lbs., Biz said he’s been able to drop half of his diabetes medications and hopes to get off the rest by losing at least 10 more pounds. He said he also has more energy during his performances.

“When I used to be on stage, I used to be out of breath,” he said. “I couldn’t walk that far.”

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