Following the Season 4 premiere of “Bob Hearts Abishola,” many fans took to Twitter to discuss Billy Gardell’s dramatic weight loss transformation. “Billy Gardell’s weight loss over season 1-4 of Bob hearts Abishola is crazy fammm” one user wrote. Meanwhile, another penned, “@BillyGardell holy crap dude, you look incredible. Great work on the weight loss looking like a future james bond.”
According to Gardell, however, the transformation had zero to do with his physical appearance and everything to do with his health. “At first I developed Type 2 diabetes,” he revealed during an interview with ET host Kevin Frazier. “But then COVID hit and when they punched up all the markings that made you ‘at risk,’ I had all of them except ‘over 65.’ I had a full bingo card,” he joked about his plight. And that’s when he decided to make a
change for good! “I’m fighting middleweight these days, I’m down to 212!” Gardell declared proudly.”[It’s been] a long journey.” But what did that journey look like exactly? Here’s what we know.