Matt Lucas has undergone drastic weight loss in recent years and many people wonder if it is due to his illness, cancer to be precise. Well, he does not have any health problems. He decided to lose weight because of his family's medical history. Find out if he received surgery to lose weight.
Matt Lucas (full name; Matthew Richard Luca) is a British actor, comedian, writer, and TV personality who is known for his collaboration with David Williams. Together, they created and starred in the BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain, which aired from 2003 to 2006. Later, also worked together in Come Fly with Me (2010–2011).
Additionally, Matt has also made appearances in numerous movies, TV shows, and theatrical productions, including Doctor Who, Shaun of the Dead, The Infidel, The Harry Hill Movie, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and The Queen's Corgi. In addition to his unique sense of comedy, he is highly praised for his vast range of voices and characters.
Recently, Matt Lucas has undergone a significant weight loss and many of his fans are curious to know if he lost weight on purpose or if he is ill. Well, here's everything you need to know.
Is Matt Lucas Ill? What Is the Reason Behind His Weight Loss?
There is no denying that Matt Lucas (@realmattlucas) does not look the same anymore. When you compare his pictures before and after the weight loss, it's hard to admit he is the same person. However, he isn't ill. A lot of people also wonder if he has cancer since he is bald. Well, he doesn't.
Matt Lucas does not have any type of illness.
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Even though he does not have any health problems, there's a unique yet concerning reason why he decided to lose weight. It's actually his family's medical history. During a 2022 episode of Gabby Logan's The Mid.Point podcast, he revealed that the devastating untimely death of his father and his grandfather's early death made him worry about his own health. He explained,
I'm 48, my dad died when he was 52, very suddenly, his dad died I think at 56 so I was looking at the law of averages here. I was very big and I was getting bigger in the pandemic actually. Sort of not being very active, not really going out, not seeing people, just eating a lot of roast potatoes. I can't tell you how many roast potatoes I ate!
The presenter's weight gain during the pandemic was another factor in his weight loss. He added,
I was very big and I was getting bigger in the pandemic actually. Sort of not being very active, not really going out, not seeing people, just eating a lot of roast potatoes.
Thus, Matt Lucas didn't lose weight because of any illness. He is just concerned about dying untimely like his father and grandfather.
How Did Matt Lucas Lose Weight? Did He Receive Surgery?
Matt Lucas before and after weight loss.
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In addition to why he made the decision to lose weight, Matt Lucas has spent the last few years being transparent about how he was able to do so. Well, he didn't receive any surgery.
Again on Gabby Logan's The Mid.Point podcast, he revealed that he started going for regular walks to get rid of the additional weight he gained during lockdown as a result of inactivity and reducing his intake of roast potatoes. He said,
I like to walk. I live not far from a canal and I love when the weather's nice, going for long walks by the canal, either with a friend or on my own.
He also stated that he would reduce his eating, but added that he didn't think it was right to deny himself his favorite foods saying,
I just don’t eat as much, but I eat sweets still. I love sweets.
Matt Lucas looks very fit, healthy, positive, and confident now that he has lost significant weight. No doubt, he has been an inspiration for many people wanting to lose weight.