Biz Markie tells why it was important for him to lose 140 pounds! … interview with ABC.


The 50 year old dropped 140 pounds over the last three years. The reason: He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

“I wanted to live,” the “Just A Friend” rapper told the network. “Since I have to be a diabetic, if I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse. I’m trying to get off [the diabetes medication]. The way you gotta do it is lose the weight. I’m off half my meds, I just got to get off the rest.”

Not only has Biz’s new lifestyle made him healthier…it’s also boosted his energy when he hits the stage.

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

Now, I got so much energy. I can do a whole show.

Nobody beats the Biz.

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