Reggaeton artist Nicky Jam has stunningly shed over 50 kilos, a feat he attributes to his gastric bypass surgery six months ago, as he candidly revealed in an interview with People magazine. The 42-year-old artist's weight loss journey is underpinned by his struggle with obesity, a battle that has spanned his lifetime.
The Decision for Gastric Bypass Surgery
Notably, Nicky Jam's choice of bariatric procedure was spurred by the entertainment industry's demands for maintaining specific physical appearances, particularly for roles in movies and music videos. The surgical process involved reducing his stomach size, a decision that the artist admits was nerve-racking.
Challenges of the Recovery Period
Despite the surgery's success, the recovery period was not without its hurdles. The 'X' hitmaker had to adhere to a strict liquid diet in the initial months following the procedure. It also significantly affected his alcohol tolerance, necessitating a complete overhaul of his eating habits.
Healthier Lifestyle and Overcoming Addiction
Today, Nicky Jam credits his weight loss success to a balanced and healthy nutrition regime, coupled with regular basketball sessions to keep him active. Moreover, he expresses profound gratitude for overcoming drug addiction, a past struggle that he has managed to leave behind.
Daddy Yankee's Final Concert and Career Announcement
In related news, fellow reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee recently concluded his final concert and made a significant announcement regarding the future trajectory of his career.