Run-D.M.C. co-founder Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons' recent weight loss for a concert has inspired him to keep up with the diet and exercise routine, not just to look and feel good, but to combat what he says is his higher-than-average risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Simmons started his weight loss regimen because he was headlining the 7th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas with Darryl "D.M.C" McDaniels, and said he felt good and had a lot of energy.
Simmons has dropped 22 pounds so far, and he told Huffington Post, "I just did a concert with D.M.C. after 13 years, and after losing some pounds for that, I felt really good ... We got good reviews for having lots of energy on stage and I realized that if I'm going to continue to do shows ... I gotta be in Mick Jagger-type of condition."
At 48, Simmons said he's getting up there in age and needs to be more health conscious because his father developed diabetes in his older age.
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SOURCE: The Grio