By Soraya Roberts
50 Cent looks like he’s falling apart for his new film.
The Queens rapper shed nearly 60 pounds to play a football player who has been diagnosed with cancer in the upcoming Mario Van Peebles film, “Things Fall Apart.”
Fitty, who normally tips the scales at 214 pounds, released a photo of himself this week at a frail 160.
The “Strong Enough” singer says he lost the weight by going on a liquid diet and spending three hours a day on the treadmill for nine weeks.
“I was starving,” 50 Cent revealed on his official Web site, thisis50.com. But on the eve of his “The Invitation” tour, the aspiring actor has been gorging.
“I’ll be back in shape in no time!,” he says.
The 34-year-old star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, also removed his arm tattoos for “Fall Apart” and his other movie project, “Twelve,” which co-stars Chace Crawford.
“It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up,” he told People.com, adding that he will keep his back tattoo.
The singer co-wrote “Things Fall Apart,” which is scheduled for release next year.