I'm really hesitant to post this because I don't want to turn this into a "Hate Seagal" thread. I know Seagal isn't a very popular star, and from what I've read a lot of that is his own fault.
As a background, I'm a Seagal fan from way back, but I'm also disappointed in a lot of what I've read about him. So I like the guy and his movies, but I'm not a blind fan-boy.
Legitimate question, and please try to keep this civil no matter if you hate him or love him. Has there ever been a reason given for his weight gain? Seriously, I'd really like to know if it's simply from eating way too much and not exercising, or does he have a health issue going on that made him gain weight?
One of my best friends is a weight lifter and athlete, and several years ago he developed a serious thyroid problem (among other things) that caused him to gain almost 100 pounds. He also has a totally screwed up metaloblism and can't lose the weight. He's as strong as a bear and could snap you in half, but he's massively overweight. I also know a girl who developed liver or kidney issues (can't remember...some highly important internal organ) and she also put on a huge amount of weight due to the health issues.
So seriously, did Seagal get some kind of medical/ health problem or did he just simply say to hell with it and start eating everything in sight? I'm embarrassed at times to say I'm a fan of his, because the first thing anyone has to say is how fat he is. How can you take an action star seriously when he's over 50 and overweight? Does he not ever look in a mirror and think maybe he should do some calistenics and lift a few weights? Then again, if it's health related he needs to come out and tell us so people quit making fun of his weight gain.