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May 28, 2010

50 Cent photos reveal shocking weight loss for cancer film role

Pictures show star gaunt as result of living on liquid diet

50 Cent photos reveal shocking weight loss for cancer film role

The streamlined 50 Cent for his film role

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has shed four stone in weight for his new film, as these gaunt pictures of the star show. The star also spent three hours a day on a treadmill to get from 15st 4lbs to 11st 2lbs for forthcoming movie Things Fall Apart.

50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - lost the weight to play the role of a star high-school footballer who is diagnosed with cancer.

The rapper, 34, normally weighs 214 pounds and is often seen shirtless, flaunting his muscles. Yet after nine weeks on a liquid diet, Jackson now weighs just 160 pounds, and appears gaunt.

He posted these pictures on Twitter, saying he was "starving". Jackson, who begins a US tour tonight, has assured fans: "I've been eating. I'll be back in shape in no time!"

50 Cent previously revealed that he was also having several of his tattoos removed for the role.

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