How Penn Jillette Lost 105 Lbs. — Without Magic!

04/08/2015 at 12:29 PM ET

Penn Jillette
Paul Costello

Even master illusionist Penn Jillette couldn’t magically make his weight disappear – but he was able to drop from 330 to 225 lbs. by making a drastic change in his eating habits.

The 6’7” entertainer decided to get healthy after his high blood pressure landed him in the hospital.

“I was on six very powerful meds to bring the blood pressure down,” Jillette, 60, tells PEOPLE. “My doctor said I needed to get my weight down, and if I brought it down 30 or 40 lbs. it would be a little easier to control. And then he said something in passing that completely blew my mind – he said, ‘If you got down to 230, you probably wouldn’t need any of the meds.’ ”

The Wizard Wars judge decided to do just that, spending December through March on an “extreme low-calorie program” in which he consumed about 1,000 calories daily and was able to lose an average of 0.9 lbs. a day.

Since reaching his goal weight on his birthday, March 5, Jillette has stopped restricting the amounts he eats, and instead follows Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet – this means he consumes no animal products, no processed grains, and no added sugar or salt.

“I eat unbelievable amounts of food but just very, very, very healthy food,” says the magician.

His typical daily diet consists of an “enormous salad” with vinegar as dressing for lunch (he doesn’t usually eat breakfast) and a dinner consisting of 3 lbs. of greens and three servings of black or brown rice with a vegetable stew, along with lots of fruits for dessert (his favorite is “an enormous amount of blueberries with plain cocoa powder”) and vegetables with vinegar or Tabasco sauce as a snack.

“I could probably have a steak or a doughnut every couple of weeks, but I just haven’t felt like it,” says Jillette. “When you’re feeling as bad as I felt, and you go to feeling as good as I feel, the temptation to go back to doing what you were doing when you felt bad is not very great.”

Although he wasn’t exercising during his extreme weight-loss phase, he now exercises every other day, doing the “scientific 7-minute workout” along with weight lifting, juggling and 10-mile tricycle rides.

“Now it’s really fun to exercise,” he says. “The only hard part of exercise is keeping it hard enough to be hard.”

Dropping the weight has come with many more pluses than dropping 10 pant sizes (from a 44 to a soon-to-be 34).

“I have so much energy and I feel so good,” says Jillette. “I’m just plain happier.”

It’s something his two children with his wife Emily, 49 – Moxie CrimeFighter, 9, and Zolten Penn, 8 – have definitely noticed.

“My relationship with my children has always been wonderful – I always spend a lot of time with them, but now they know that I’m a lot more energetic,” says the Las Vegas-based performer. “They notice that and like that.”

However, there is one downside.

“It’s really expensive because the suits on the Penn & Teller Show cost a s—ton, and so we had to get all new suits!”

For more of our interview with Jillette, and to get a peek inside his Las Vegas house, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

—Gabrielle Olya

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christophercobblewright on

Glad he isn’t sick. I saw him recently and thought he may have a serious illness because of his gaunt appearance. His not so little buddy Glenn Beck should try Jillette’s weight loss technique. He’s as a big as all outdoors.

Guest on

1000 calories a day, and losing nearly a pound a day, isn’t healthy for anyone, let alone a man his size. I hope he can keep it off and stay healthy, but my hopes aren’t very high.

SodoSally on

Carrying an extra 100 pounds around is far more unhealthy than eating 1,000 calories a day. He’s a smart guy and seems to have gotten his mind around the food. I think he’ll continue to enjoy the benefits of eating well. Congrats to him! It aint’ easy.

Molly on

I can’t stand this guy. He’s a loud-mouth, obnoxious a$$ and now he looks like one. He looks sickly and unhealthy.

Hannah on

Oh my God! Stop making fun of Penn. That’s incredibly rude. He’s a really nice, positive, outspoken person.

SteveGraves on

While it’s great that he lost the weight, why stay on such a restricted diet? Losing weight is freaking hard as can be, especially with so much information out there on the right way or wrong way to lose fat. Foods we can’t eat, exercises we gotta do, it’s enough to drive somebody crazy.

It ain’t just about eating less and moving more or counting calories and weighing all your food. Sure, that stuff works for a little bit but it only gets you so far and then once you stop that diet you just gain it all back (and usually extra weight!). My wife and I lost right around 115 pounds (between the 2 of us) in just under 3 months (we tried different diets and reviewed them on our website and I still have another 20-30 lbs but my wife is done with hers. It’s all about a life change. Starving yourself, doing cardio till you drop and popping diet pills don’t work and it never will.

RTftE1219 on

I think this is just great. I don’t know that I would do it like he did, but if he was under a Dr.’s care, I’m in no place to judge.
Very encouraging story!!

Julie on

I wonder what Teller has to say about it.

juno on

sssoooooooo glad to see this, was worried about his health, I LOVE HIM! YAY!!!!

juno on

Yay! I hope he keeps it off. Drew Carey has!

Nancy C on

Good for him but I personally think he looks terrible.

Bella on

It’s quite easy losing weight. All you need is one person whose more in control than yourself lol. When i wanted to lose 10kg in 6 weeks for my year 12 prom, my mum made sure i achieved it (i lost 13kg.) All i needed to do was stay home, trust in my mother to make my meals for me, and had an elliptical machine in my bedroom. I was allowed outside, but i wasn’t allowed to drive anywhere. (my mum took away my car keys, and i was too scared back then to take buses and trains by myself, or walk along my crazy messed up street alone.) I was not allowed to ask for anything else but what my mother gave me, and if i did, she’d deduct money from my savings account. (that was my rule i set up before the diet.) We took all distractions out of my bedroom and mum locked them all up in the garage. This included my video games, all dvds, books, board games, social media, etc! When your in a house for 6 weeks, and all you have to do is watch normal, daytime tv (not cable,) and spend time with your family, you get so bored, an elliptical machine looks very tempting to even the laziest person. Thus said, i actually did the right kind of dieting. Not this starving myself business. I was on 1200 calories a day (the right amount for my body weight & age.) The downside of it however, is that i couldn’t wear the prom dress i had picked out before starting this diet, because silly me, thought i wouldn’t lose that much, and so my prom dress was too big (trust me, that’s a first for me.) Luckily 2 days before prom, my mum took me into the city and bought me a $3000 dress (that was my reward for losing the weight,) and i was the best dressed (in my opinion,) there that night. You should’ve seen the looks i got. They could’ve cut the air with a knife (:

Stef on

Saw him last week on one of the news shows-only from his chest up but I could tell his face was thinner…I had no clue just how much thinner he had become. Kudos to him…he looks (and probably feels ) like a new man. Best of luck sticking to the new, drastic diet! (That is NOT meant to sound sarcastic)

rubyovertherainbow* on

Wish I could say he looked good.

Joy on

Congratulations on your weight loss! Wish it were easy to do, but it’s not. What it does take is what you did. Commitment and hard work!

Krissie on

Love him! Awesome for him, that’s a huge accomplishment.

Great entertainer. I’m inspired now too.

Jo on

He looks terrible !

NormalNamesAreOK on

“Moxie CrimeFighter” is the name of his poor kid?! Wow. That’s just not right.

Steve on

If you are looking to lose weight, please avoid diet pills and all those other drugs that claim to help you lose weight. I have purchased many of these in the past and never had any good results. That was when I decided to stop falling for these scams and started learning about the food that I put into my body.

I have to recommend for anyone who wants to change their life for the better. They have taught me how to make simple dishes that I can whip up in no time.

The recipes are yummy, easy, and great for my waistline!

Jenn on

How wonderful!! He’s eating a plant strong diet which is the healthiest way to live. He looks amazing!!!

Kata on

Good for Penn Jillette! Congratulations. Most people eating lots of prescribed medications do so due to life style choices… and as evidenced in this article… changing his diet and also losing weight now makes it possible for him not to take 6 medications daily. He looks taller because he is not as big… but he says he has more energy and feel better overall. People should learn.

Michaelb on

He has been callous about food animals in the past. Hopefully, once he knows that eating animals is not necessary, he will open his mind to a more compassionate point of view. This is common among people that stop eating animals for health reasons.

ladyjok on

after you are over 40-45 years of age thangs change. its very, very, hard to accept how very little food you have to eat on most days to just stay at your desired weight less not what little you need to eat to actually lose weight. After you turn 45 and your blood pressure goes up because you are over weight most doctors will just try to put you on pills instead of saying to you look I am sorry but at this age and as you get older I am going to need you to eat mostly fruits and veggies so your blood work can come back with the right numbers and you can be as healthy as possible . He has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was willing to do what it takes to be healthier but it took a very, very, serious situation for that major change. congrats because it is very hard. we make our habits and our habits make us.

sas on

well good for him, but what a tasteless disgusting diet

ImALadyToo on

I can’t stand him, and he looks awful.

Ben on

Julie’s comment “What did Teller have to say about this.” made me laugh.

Jill Smith on

Congrats! It takes a strong person to make long term changes for the better! Following a plant based diet is the best!

pinocchio on

What startles (and baffles) me is how someone as really really REALLY smart as he is would be “shocked” to have a doctor say, uh, dude, if you weren’t obese you wouldn’t need these hypertension medications. Really, Penn? You are such a smart guy, were you just completely in denial? Doesn’t EVERYONE know that extra weight is a risk factor for x and x and x…..why was he on all those meds in the first place? Not just high blood pressure but diabetes and cardiac arrest and stroke and….Well, landing in the hospital can change you, I guess, and I’m glad it did. I wish that the love for his wife and kids could have done it, but hey, whatever works. Happy for him! Al Sharpton and Jimmy Kimmel have stayed trim, so why not Penn???? Yay

Amanda Cooper on

What an amazing transformation!

candice3150 on

Wow, the double standard that exists when it’s a man who eats a low calorie diet vs s woman. I read a story just the other day on this very site about model Charlotte McKinney’s 1200 calorie per day diet. Nearly every comment was so full of hate and vitriol, slamming the poor girl about her calorie intake. Yet with this story, about a 6’7 man who is eating 1,000 calories a day, nearly every comment is positive and congratulatory. The comments on Charlotte’s story were apparently. also full of jealousy too.

ecurless on

Those saying he looks unhealthy now….we are used to seeing him as horribly overweight. Now he looks totally different, of course we are going to think he looks sick. He weighs 225 pounds, that isn’t exactly gaunt.

Whenever I lose weight people make comments that I look gaunt, well right now I am very overweight, so yes when you are used to seeing me fuller I am going to look much different when the weight is off. Mine is a yo-yo, oh the joy of PCOS. I’m having something done about it this summer and I just know I am going to catch crap from those whom don’t understand the struggle of weight loss for someone like me.

Angela Shiffman on

Eating such a calorie restricted diet, then one with so many limitations severely hurts Penn’s chances at maintaining this healthy weight.

double00yogi on

While the extreme diet sounds scary, it also sounds like he did it under the supervision of his doctor. Not so scary. And now it just sounds like he’s vegan. Love it, Penn!

julie on

now his feet look huge!

Anonymous on

I would put good money on the fact that in a year he will be well on the way to gaining it all back plus more. Yes – that sort of restriction will let anyone lose weight. But unless you have an eating disorder – it’s not sustainable. I wish him the best of luck – but I’m afraid the only sustainable weight losses I’ve ever seen are slow and steady losses…

Laurie Rivera on

Mr. Jillette,

Congratulations on your amazing weight loss and on regaining your health!

According to Ray Cronise, People magazine has not accurately described the diet you followed while under his supervision. He says it was NOT 1000 calories, that you didn’t count calories, and that your current diet is NOT vegan.

You can see his comments below the posting of this article at Facebook. (

Could you clarify those points for us?

Thanks so much!


ericpmoss on

Some comments indicate people aren’t reading the article — his starvation diet was a TEMPORARY thing to deal with a condition that landed him in the hospital despite years of drastic medical intervention. Now he is eating plenty. The “awful” appearance is what happens when you lose that much weight that quickly at that age. The alternative for him at that point was looking good in a coffin. Now, if he sticks with it, and the damage that years of hypertension does aren’t too great to recover from, we’ll see clearly what his veganism can, or can’t, do.

Adam on

Glad he’s on Fuhrman’s diet. Now that he is accustomed to eating this way, it is extremely unlikely that he will regain the weight. To all the folks saying that this diet is too restrictive: you are forgetting that after eating this way for a few weeks, you start to enjoy the food you’re eating and cease desiring the unhealthy stuff. It only feels like a restrictive diet early on.

undeadmuffin on

A few years back I was losing a pound a day through lots of exercise and low cal diet (1500). When I had lost nearly 100 pounds, I decided I could go to the doctor and have an ingrown toenail looked at. Well, that’s when they discovered something wrong with my heart.

Long story short, the attempt to correct the birth defect failed and now I have an ICD in my chest and I’ve gained most of the weight back. Well I had gained all of it back and some extra, but I stopped drinking soda and tea two years ago and lost a staggering 30 pounds without exercise.

Cindylandert on

The best advice I can give is what worked for me. Eat like the Swedish, they have a very hearty diet and they are rarely overweight. Using good fats is crucial to being thinner. Do the Swedish diet and you will be thinner.

I learned in Europe that there is one particular food “with good fats” lower cholesterol better than statin drugs and causes incredible weight loss.

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KingKing on

Congrats Penn. Loved you on Celebrity Apprentice. Stay healthy.

Mike Morales on


Anonymous on

He doesn’t look sick, he looks fine. People were just so used to seeing him fat and bloated they can’t accept this version. Being 100 lbs too fat is more dangerous that losing weight on a healthy eating plan. Good for him, I hope he keeps it off.

timgillette on

Glad to see you taking good care of yourself Penn. Its funny when we eat what is right for us how much better the body reacts to it. And we suddenly do not need so many drugs, or any drugs at all. Kinda make you think of the old 80s campaign Just say NO.

vegaint on


rip on

so he is on phase 2 of atkins

Big Kitchen on

Good for you Penn. God is glad for you. He told me today.

Anonymous on

@Molly can’t stand this guy so much and she’s going to prove it by reading the article, or not, scrolling to the comments, writing and posting. That’ll teach him how Molly feels. Very admirable!

Tally on

Don’t eat sugar or gluten, and the weight will fall off – as long as you don’t completely stuff yourself with everything else.

Kim on

I am really confused by this aricle. I realize he is eating super healthy and I am sure he has energy from the fruit’s he in consuming.
However without protein, which the article shows none of, how is he able to tone up and replace muscle to fill in some of the area’s that after that big of a weight loss so quick your body has been left with? What I mean by that is saggy skin and an untoned frame. I thought your body needed a certain amount of protein to protect your body from consumming it’s own muscle mass? Is there more
to it? If he is eating none, is he using a synthetic protein with amino acids, lipids and creatine to tone and build? I thought lab created proteins were dangerous?

Pamela on

This is great! He actually did it in a healthy way under doctor supervision. Although he lost the weight quickly, he’ll be able to keep it off eating the Nutritarian way (See Eat to Live by Dr. Furhman) He is eating so many vegetables that he is getting enough protein. You really don’t have to eat meat or drink powdered drinks to consume enough protein. With the Nutritarian life style (it is not a diet) you eat beans, rice, and tons of vegetables.

Jen on

1000 calories/day for a man over 6′ tall is scary low. I’m glad he lost the weight, and I congratulate him on that, but it’s really not recommended that most people go lower than 1200 calories/day unless you’re a woman, very short, and/or post-menopausal. A pound per day is way too fast and carries about as many health risks as keeping the weight on. (1-2 lbs per week is recommended.) Here’s to hoping he keeps it off. I know personally how difficult it can be to lose weight, but once you have it off… You really do become attached to feeling better and lighter, and that is in and of itself its own motivation.

Gina on

That is EXTREMELY unhealthy, what he did. First of all, restricting to 1000 calories/day for a man his size would technically qualify as an eating disorder. Secondly, for anyone to lose over 100 lbs in just over 3 months?! I’m shocked he didn’t suffer cardiac arrest.

signalfire6 on

Let’s hope he’s smart enough to finally realize that all those cows and pigs he was cheerfully eating nearly killed HIM. Sort of a version of ‘live by the sword, die by the sword…’

David on

I would seriously like to know what he did eat I need to lose a bunch and I’ve got the same reasons.

Anonymous on

this postsays that there is more on Penn in the upcoming issue of People magazine on stands today however I could not find the article? does anybody know if it’s going to be released at a later date?

Skip on

I’ve been here. Don’t get rid of the old suits.

themisfit123 on

SodoSally, that is actually NOT true. Starving has quicker long term negative effects than being obese does. As in: many people on such restrictive diets can drop dead from sudden heart failure with no warning whatsoever. At least when you’re overweight, you get a warning. 1000 calories a day is WAY too little for a man. And face it, it’s not like he was 500 lbs. There is no reason he should be on such a restrictive diet to lose weight so quickly. Maybe the first initial 20 lbs, but after that, they should have put him on at least 1,500 calories a day. 1000 will qualify him for a diagnosis of an eating disorder if he continues down that path and loses too much weight. Yes, many anorexics eat 1000 calories a day. It definitely happens… When someone skinny starves, we worry. When someone obese does, we praise it. It’s a sick society we live in. He is starving himself. Plain and simple.

themisfit123 on

Also, I’ve done the math. He is not eating plenty. Even now, eating mostly vegetables and rice, there is no way he is eating more than 1000-1300 calories a day. Which is starvation for a man, especially one 6’0″ or taller.

themisfit123 on

It’s not recommended that men go lower than 1500, actually. The men in the Minnesota Starvation Experiment ate 1500 calories a day. Remember, these men literally became emaciated because they ate 1500 calories a day. Which is 500 more than it says Penn was eating. After the initial first 20 lbs were lost, he should have been instructed to eat 1500 calories a day, and then slowly upped his intake until it reached 2000-2500 (or even more, depending on his activity level and TDEE). The fact is, he is starving himself. And if he hadn’t been overweight/obese, not a single person would be praising him. He’d be diagnosed with an eating disorder. This double standard has got to stop.

themisfit123 on

Not technically. It very well could be an eating disorder. It could, also, be disordered eating. One does not have to have an eating disorder to have disordered eating. Though, disordered eating often is a precursor to eating disorders. Many anorexic women restrict to 1000 calories a day. It happens. For a man to do it is terrifying.

themisfit123 on

My first comment didn’t post, but it was in response to the person who wrongly said that eating 1000 calories a day is healthier than carrying extra weight. Recent studies actually suggest that could not be further from the truth. Starvation carries greater long term effects, and more instant ones, than carrying extra weight. Our bodies were made to run on food and consume calories. Therefore, while being obese carries risks, they are not always instant. And for whatever reason, not all obese people suffer from them (think about diabetes and heart disease – it may be correlated to obesity, but it is not safe to assume that everyone who is obese suffers from either). However, starvation is restricting us of the calories (and therefore, energy) our bodies need. So, the effects of starvation will hit anyone. Regardless of gender, genetics, age, or height. Unlike the effects of being overweight, the effects of starving do not discriminate. Many people on severely restrictive diets will drop dead from heart failure (sudden heart failure) for no apparent reason. Often, the heart in these people even appears to be healthy. Therefore, you cannot always even be sure when you might die from starvation. That’s not to mention the long term effects it has on your bowels, brain (it literally shrinks your brain), kidneys, liver, gallbladder, circulation, etc. It is, actually, healthier to lose weight by a slight restriction than through starvation.

amelia on

he looked better before. everyone loves a big old bear of a guy. now he probably looks like a drippy-skinned old dude under those duds. I’ll take the round cuddly version any day.

Kaia on

He looks great to me. I have always liked Penn & his witty sense of humor.

Mz.Ryan on

BS. All these stars loosing weight fast then claiming Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers or some diet helped them loose weight are lying.. They are getting by-pass surgery & lap-bands.


Good for Penn……I am 6ft 6in and 66 yrs old……if he can do this then so can I! I just weighed myself in at 325lbs…..April 10th 2015….after reading his story. I am inspired as well…….Tomorrow morning I start>
Keep up the good work Penn……proud of you!

Julie on

He looks so much better without all the excess weight, but he does look really thin, and a little gaunt. I can’t believe a 6’7″ man could subsist on 1000 calories per day — that doesn’t sound very healthy; but the end result is amazing!

GD on

Wow. He looks… really bad.

Gary Wolf on

Congrats! Smart and talented guy. Now he will be around for his kids for a long time. I also like his political commentary.

caves51 on

Wow congrats Penn
I need that same type of extreme kind of diet .I to am 6’3″ 314lbs at 56 years of age post heart transplant by 11 years but i cant seem to find the key or the will power to eat 1000 Cals per day . I envy you .Wishing you only success and good health .Your shows with Teller are the best Thanks for the laughter , long life and prosperity to you .

Dennis on

For me, it was a kidney stone. My first event was an experience in pain that defied description. I passed it, but it was followed the next day by another excruciating event. Same story. Then a month later, I had to get off the airplane passenger list for the same reason. On my doctor’s advice, I visited a nutritionist, she helped with a diet that included lots of fruit for breakfast, lots of veggies for lunch and a normal (with smaller portions) dinner and no snacks. My waist went from 46 to 42 in a few months and I feel great. And no more kidney stones.

bellamalone2012 on


Your pounds drop like crazy, and you FEEL so healthy and full of energy, eating steaks, butter, bacon and coconut oil.

robert airehart on

He used to be a hardcore libertarian and a voice of reason. Now, I wonder how much he lost when emily,his wife, cut his balls off

PhlebBot on

“It’s really expensive because the suits on the Penn & Teller Show cost a s—ton, and so we had to get all new suits!” –Wait, “we” had to get new suits? Right, like the always-skinny guy in the $5000 suit needs to buy a new $5000 suit, come on!

Susan on

What he lost was mostly muscle. This guy probably has tons of hanging skin now and will have to be in recovery mode for a long time. He didn’t exercise during the weight loss at all, so he just lost weight and muscle, not fat.

Jon Hall on

Penn, Big fan of Penn Jillette’s Sunday School
I did the same thing to loose about 45 lbs. This brought me back to a normal weight but found out the a vegan diet was very tough to follow and lost a lot of muscle and strength. PLEASE! Incorporate a small amount of animal protein in to your diet. Organic eggs, etc. The best thing about what you are doing is that you are learning about nutrition. Don’t believe me but you WILL get sick if you stay on plant only diet. This is from someone who loves you!
Also, please do a smoking monkey room in your new home. Love you, Jon Hall

Anonymous on

Good for him! I wondered what had happened.

PS. He really didn’t drop 10 pant sizes… unlike the more fashion-conscious Europe, the US sizes go up every two inches (not one). Going from a size 44 to 34 is five pant sizes.

Ken on

congrats to Penn on losing the weight. Now the hard part begins!
The restrictive diet isnt a bad idea since his body is going to be fighting hard to go back to his original weight.

Bottoming out is a good idea considering from this point on, he is slowly going to put the weight back on. Its a question of how much.

mark on

Penn has made a very wise choice in following Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet. it is not the SAD (standard american diet) that is killing the general population prematurely. He is now in for a long life, he will out live those that remain on the SAD.

mark on

Penn will not gain weight back eating the Nutritarian way. he will maintain his proper weight for as long as he lives, which will be longer than if he went back to the SAD (standard american diet).

Delores Johnson on

You DONT have to buy such expensive suits. DUH!

Skeptic on

As already stated, Penn is highly intelligent. He certainly exhibits traits of a sociopath. However, letting himself go to gain that much weight is baffling since he is such a logical man.

Any way, there is very little describing specifically in what he eats. A large salad. What is that? Skipping breakfast? That’s one of the biggest no-no’s according to doctor’s and nutritionists. What is his protein intake like? Sounds like his glycemic index is very high considering he eats a lot of fruit. All this might be fine in the short-term, eventually it will cause harm if one does not eat a balanced diet.

Charlie Mac on

Joel Fuhrman’s plan is the bomb. Saw him on PBS. I lost 30 lbs on it even with a little cheating. It is the healthy way to lost weight. Eat To Live is his book.

ztomzack on

If anyone in this world believed in spell… it wasn’t me. I was “Doubting Thomas” when it had to do with spells, magic, voodoo, and any of those sort, until I had an experiential encounter with a real herbalist. I was on a business trip to Africa which was sponsored by the company I work for. Business class ticket, five star hotel, a personal driver…all kind of luxury of that kind. I was to stay there for a week. On the second day of this trip, I taught I needed to get a girl to warm up my bed for the rest of the days I would be staying there. So, one faithful evening, I asked my driver to take me on a cruise. Into the streets we went and in less than 3mins, I found exactly what I needed. Before I could blink, she already was on my bed because of my luxurious lifestyle. This went on until I left Africa. I went back to the States and lived my normal life. After about 8 months, I fell very sick. Went to the hospital and… I am POSITIVE (HIV). Immediately, my mind flashed back to the girl in Africa because we always were having unprotected sex and I equally had seen ARV in her purse but she said she had just gone to collect it for her father. Foolishly, I never suspected anything. I immediately called this African girl and told her how she just had ended my life. She laughed and told me not to worry about it. I got very angry but she told me she had been cleansed off HIV. I couldn’t believe what she was saying until she sent me a copy of her recently done test result. I begged her for the cure, and without hesitation, she told me about the herbalist that made her whole. I told her that I was going to do anything to get his contact, and immediately, she sent his email address (payospiritsshalospells”AT”yahoo”DOT”com) and I contacted him. In 3 days, I went back to the hospital to get a test done, just as the herbalist had said. Behold… The result… NEGATIVE. All you out there experiencing medical problems beyond scientific solutions, do run to Dr. Payo Shalo for rapid solutions… I no longer am “Doubting Thomas”…lol.

Joe on

Well, naysayers. It’s been a year since he started this diet, and he’s down another 20 lbs. 6′ 6″ and 210 lbs – those are some good numbers. BMI of 24 – that’s a good number. 0 blood pressure medications – that’s a good number too. All y’all doubters can suck it.

Elton Hammonds on

I remember meeting Penn at the last NETWORLD trade show in Atlanta.

He didn’t have anyone at his tiny booth and looked upset about it, so I stopped and talked to him.

He kept asking if I knew him and I told him he looked like a guy that was on Miami Vice once.

He got pissed and said that was him, but hadn’t I heard of Penn and Teller?

He yelled at me and told me to leave when I asked what company they are with.


What a jerk.

likalaruku on

I never thought I’d say this, but….I think he looked better fat.

Anonymous on

Well I am just watching Penn right now on the TV series Scorpion and when I first saw him I thought oh my gosh this man is ill he looks terrible he looks like he’s dying I thought he first had cancer that’s how he looks he needs to put a little more weight back on

Reggie Brian on

I’ve worried about Penn (whom I greatly admire) and I’ve seen that many men in their late 50’s either do, or do not, voluntarily lose weight and get healthier. I thought he would be one who didn’t, and the world would be a worse place without him. I know that he loves his family, loves life, and loves people, and I think he is simply planning to extend this trip through life. And to all the ‘haters’ on this page above me, I’d suggest that you learn more about Penn and his world view before you sh*t on him. On the other hand, the reality is that he has “a great face for radio” and he would probably be the first to agree with you on that. Gladly, that is not the most important thing in considering the worth of a man.

Jack Black on

Where does he get his protein from? That is my concern. That is probably why he looks so gaunt and weak. He is eating very healthy foods but he really needs to be eating protein. Protein is the key to everything.

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I saw him on TV tonight and was horrified! I never thought he was overweight and my husband and I were seriously concerned that he had cancer or some other illness. I’m glad he says he feels better and has more energy, and I’m glad he’s healthy. I just was shocked because he looked like a shell of his former self and we love him and Teller! We watch their old shows and I’ve seen the new one as I could. Just thankful he’s well.

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Good for you. You have a tough spirit and can stick to something once you make up your mind which is half the battle. Just shows this can work a lot easier than people think. Good for you. Love you and your partner’s magic, always have. You’re great for letting people know about this, maybe America will follow your influence and get less fat because America is really fat now. Elsewhere too.

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You are a great guy for your magic with your great partner. This will inspire a lot of overweight people that they can do this too. You will alleviate a lot of fat people who need you because you have the public platform to say it. Thank you, you’re a great guy. Now you can look forward to enjoying grandchildren.

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