Ricky Gervais Had Weight Worries
Ricky Gervais decided to lose weight because he was worried about the effect his excess pounds were having on his health.
Ricky Gervais decided to lose weight because he feared his excess fat could kill him.
The British funnyman recently embarked on a health kick and admits he made the choice to shift the flab because he was worried he would have a heart attack and not be able to enjoy his success.
Ricky - who has appeared in several Hollywood films - explained: "I don't want to blow it. I don't want to go, 'Oh f**k! You idiot. So now, everything's great. And you're going to die at the age of 51 of a heart attack, you fat idiot.' "
The 49-year-old comic - who shot to fame in the British sitcom 'The Office', which he co-wrote and starred in as lead character David Brent - also revealed he can be a control freak because he enjoys being involved in every aspect of his work.
He explained to the Observer Magazine: "I joke about it, but it is also true. I am a bit of a control freak. But I think in a good way. I think when you're doing anything creative, it isn't a democracy really. There's no room for democracy.
"It's not that I think that everything I do is definitively right, it's that everything I do is the way I want it to be. That's all.
"I like the process not the sitting back and watching it. I haven't even watched 'The Office' since it went out on TV. It's the creative process I enjoy. Nothing gives me an adrenalin rush like the idea. Nothing at all."