In a new interview, Chris Brown opens up about how his normally lean frame of 185 pounds at a tall 6’1″ put on a whopping 35 pounds during the 108 days he spent in prison for a probation violation in the spring. It’s so surprising that Chris is being so candid about the fact that he was too embarrassed to go outside following his release in June, and we applaud him for his bravery!
You wouldn’t imagine that Chris Brown, 25, would be scared of anything, but in a new interview he admits that he was scared of potential ridicule for the weight he gained while he spent time in jail for a probation violation. Chris has been incredibly candid in recent interviews surrounding the release of X, perhaps in an attempt to prove that he really is a changed man whose focus is, above all else, on his music.
Chris Brown On Weight Gain: Singer Embarrassed Of Extra Pounds After Jail
“My normal weight is like 180, I was 215 when I got out of jail… I couldn’t fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes,” Chris told Extra. “I was scared to go out, I was like man, people will see me and I look fat so after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio, we did the New Flame video, BET Awards, a couple of other shows, I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back.”
Well, it clearly worked! It’s understandable that being in prison caused him to gain weight, and it’s too bad that he feared ridicule following his release.
Chris Brown Goes To Therapy Twice A Week To Deal With His Anger Issues
Chris also told the outlet that therapy has been doing a lot in helping him work through his various issues. Indeed, you can tell in his recent interviews that he has mellowed considerably from the angry young man he used to be.
“I see my therapist twice a week, it’s amazing and I was at first adamant about it, like, ‘I don’t want to go to therapy, I’m not going to talk to anybody,’ but as I went through it and kept talking, it’s actually very therapeutic,” he said.
“For me it was more of an opportunity for me to understand my feelings and understand what I was dealing with in my own life… at a time I didn’t know how to put those feelings out there, I didn’t know how to say it, I didn’t know how to express myself without it being anger or aggression because I felt a certain way, but now it’s more of me being able to control it and understand it.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Chris being embarrassed about his weight gain and about his commitment to therapy? Let us know!
— Amanda Mitchell