Jared Leto got gout for Chapter 27

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 February 2014
Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Jared Leto has revealed he developed gout after gaining over 60 lbs for his role as Mark Chapman in 'Chapter 27'

Jared Leto suffered with gout after putting on weight for 'Chapter 27'.

The 42-year-old actor had to gain 67 lbs for his role of Mark Chapman - the deranged fan who assassinated John Lennon - in the 2007 biopic, but he has vowed never to pile on the pounds for a movie again because he doesn't want to put his health in jeopardy.

He told The Guardian newspaper: "Really, it's a stupid thing to do. I got gout, and my cholesterol went up so fast in such a short time that my doctors wanted to put me on Lipitor, which is for much, much older people. Again, though, a fascinating journey.

"I had some reservations because I love everything John Lennon ever did. But in the end I wanted to explore a specimen embodying the total failure of humanity, just walk down this brutal path again."

However, the 30 Seconds To Mars singer - who has been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in 'Dallas Buyers Club' - didn't have too much trouble trying to shift the extra pounds as his active lifestyle on tour with his rock band helped him shrink back to his previous weight.

He explained: "I lost a lot of it by going on your, not straight away, but I was still kinda waddling around on stage for the first few dates, and eventually it came back off, thank God."

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