Shaquille O’Neal has until his 51st birthday in March to lose 20 pounds.
The former NBA player has already lost 40 pounds, he told Entertainment Tonight while speaking to the outlet about his upcoming virtual reality New Year’s Eve countdown special, The Shaq-tacular Spectacular.
“I lost 40 pounds,” O’Neal said. “I need to lose about 20 more, but impressive. Imma get real chiseled up and do an underwear ad with my sons.”
O’Neal and his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal share four children together: sons Shareef and Shaqir and daughters Amirah and Me’arah. The athlete also has a stepson, Myles, from Shaunie’s previous relationship, and a daughter, Taahirah, with his former girlfriend, Arnetta Yardbourgh.
The former Lakers player — who turns 51 on March 6 — told ET he got some blood work back that led him down the path of a cleaner diet.
O’Neal said because he was an athlete he didn’t pay close attention to what he was eating. Now, aside from his diet (he’s working on eliminating bread and soda), he said he is also taking supplements and drinking shakes.
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