50 Cent Dramatic Weight Loss for "Things Fall Apart" (PHOTOS)

50 cent weight loss

50 Cent is nearly unrecognizable after dropping more than fifty pounds for his role in the movie "Things Fall Apart."

The rapper-turned-actor plays a football star diagnosed with cancer in the film, which he also wrote.  "I lost 54 pounds for it," Fiddy (born Curtis Jackson) told Us Weekly magazine.

The 6-foot tall, Grammy Award winner reportedly went on a 9-week liquid diet and spent three hours a day on a treadmill to acheive the dramatic weight loss, going from 214 to 160 pounds.

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