“I'm in the worst shape of my life,” he captioned the snap, while wearing an unzipped jacket and what appeared to be black boxer-briefs.
The actor — known for cracking jokes — received praise from his famous friends and fans who disagreed with his negative assessment of his body. “You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want,” British artist Sonna Rele commented, while actress and former Fresh Prince love interest Nia Long wrote, “You still got it baby.”
“I would wake up in the morning … and I would have like four muffins,” he told his family on Red Table Talk. “Then for lunch I would have like, a Moscow mule. That was pretty much my routine for the ten days. You saw. I would wake up, eat five muffins, and then go to sleep!”
Will admitted that his overly relaxed attitude toward food led to weight gain, and his family started calling him “pudgemuffin.”
“I had gotten up to 225 lbs., and it was the most I had ever weighed in my adult life,” he said. “I got to 223 on [the movie] Ali, and I got to 225 on the muffin boat. I don’t want to be a pudgemuffin to my family.”