50 Cent loses 54 pounds for ‘Things Fall Apart’

Updated: May 28, 2010, 17:35 PM IST

London: Rapper 50 Cent has lost weight for new film ‘Things Fall Apart.’

The hip hop star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, plays the role of a cancer-stricken American Footballer in the movie.

He was on a liquid diet and spent three hours a day exercising on a treadmill before production began.

“I lost 54 pounds for it. I was starving,” a news daily quoted him, as saying.

However, he insists he will soon regain his previous shape.

“I’ve been eating. I’ll be back in shape in no time!”

50 Cent himself has written the story, based on a friend’s real-life struggle.