That’s a no for him, dawg.
Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson has lost 114 pounds and he’s offering more details about it.
In an interview with PEOPLE, the 63-year-old music producer and performer – who had gastric bypass surgery in 2003 – talked about his battle of the bulge and the “pretty drastic measures” he used.
After the weight loss surgery, Jackson said he worked with multiple fitness experts, nutritionists and mental health experts to lose and keep off the 114 pounds.
As a resident critic of the once wildly popular singing competition, he endured some criticism of his own.
“I think it was season two on ‘Idol,’” the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native recalled.
“You come in and they go, ‘Yeah dawg, you’re telling me I’m terrible but you’re fat!’” he adds. “And I would go, ‘I am. I have mirrors in my house. I know!’ So I think that finally, it was that and also I had an emergency room visit that I thought I was really sick and had a cold or something.”
Jackson revealed the health scare led to his type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
“You have to change the way you think about food,” he explained about managing the deadly disease, which he says works in tandem with managing weight.
“You have to almost have a complete divorce break up … and start back bit by bit and find out the things that work with your body and you also find out the allergies and really pay attention to how you feel.”
He is the co-founder of Unify Health Labs, a line of dietary supplement products designed to, as he says, help “other people in their journey to get healthy — while sparing them the long confusing search I went through.”
“This is me sort of giving back,” he told the outlet about the new products, which are available in capsule form and sold online.
“Something that’s a simple solution because all of us probably have 50 bottles on the counter or 50 bottles in the bathroom of different vitamins and things that we take. The root causes of these certain diseases and trying to get your best health, it all starts in the gut. Gut health is really best health.”