Timbaland dropped 130 pounds when his doctors told him he developed prediabetes, a new report from Page Six stated. The producer, who’s most known for his work with Jay-Z, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Missy Elliott, among many others, notoriously struggled with prescription drug addiction.
During a new conversation with Men’s Health Magazine, Timbaland stated that he had a dream where his death was looming. “I saw myself with a white face,” the producer remarked. Timothy Mosley, most known as Timbaland, explained to Men’s Health that he packed on weight due to terrible eating.
When he received a root canal procedure back in 2011, Timbaland fell prey to an OxyContin and Percocet addiction. The producer claims he had a number of other serious problems in his life at the time, including a brutal divorce and an IRS investigation into his taxes.
Timbaland explained to the outlet that the pills were like an escape, where he suddenly became worry-free. The pills allowed him to kick back and relax after a long and stressful day.
However, after he finished his divorce, moved into a smaller Miami condo, and handled his issues with the federal government, the producer decided to make his health his number one priority.
Following one year of training, Timbaland managed to lose 50 pounds with the help of his girlfriend, Michelle Dennis, who’s also the founder of Punch Elite Fitness. Timothy said to Men’s Health that he had a strong emotional support system to rely on, including his children, his girlfriend, and God.
Subsequently, he started a fitness routine with David Alexander, who had him on a diet of just salmon, chicken, vegetables, and lots of water. Alexander shared with the outlet that Timbaland was a strong person who wasn’t going to quit. He has the right mentality for success.
Regarding his future, the producer admitted that it’s still not over yet, and he can’t take his foot off the gas pedal anytime soon. “I don’t want to ever feel like I’m complete,” he added, insinuating there was still work to be done.