Will Smith Posted a Candid Instagram to Show He’s ‘in the Worst Shape of My Life’

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Kayla Blanton
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Will Smith Posted a Candid Instagram to Show He’s ‘in the Worst Shape of My Life’
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  • Will Smith said he’s “in the worst shape of my life” in a candid Instagram post.

  • Fans and followers appreciated the real moment.

  • According to the American Psychological Association, 61% of adults have experienced “undesired” weight change over the last year.

If you’re down on yourself for falling off the fitness bandwagon over the last year because well, a global pandemic happened, give yourself a break. Even celebrities, who are constantly scrutinized by the public, have fallen out of routine. That includes Will Smith, and he’s deciding to make light of it.

The Men in Black star shared an Instagram post on May 3 wearing boxer briefs, an open jacket without a shirt underneath, and slippers. “I’m gonna be real wit y’all—I’m in the worst shape of my life,” he captioned the photo.

Fans and followers flooded the comments appreciating his candidness, and others told the 52-year-old to cut himself some slack. “You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want,” musician Sonna Rele commented. “This is the most amazing post in the history of social media,” Questlove wrote.

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“Let me be real with you. You’re 52. You look great,” another added.

Someone else wrote: “That’s the funniest, realest thing I’ve ever seen. Way to change the facade of Instagram.”

Despite what he looks like now, fans have undoubtedly seen Smith in the best shape of his life. While training for his role of Deadshot in Suicide Squad, he followed a high-intensity fitness program that included different variations of weight presses, leg raises, and crunches, per Men’s Journal. The hard work—in spite of a torn muscle injury—gave him an eight-pack and built-up his shoulders, which achieved the action figure look his trainer Aaron Ferguson was going for.

“He’s always had a big chest,” Ferguson told the publication. “But one of our main goals was to make Will’s abs really pop.” And that they did.

Now that Smith is far removed from the role (the film came out in 2016), the star deemed it only fair to share how he’s evolved. After all, he’s human like the rest of us, and according to a survey from the American Psychological Association that collected data from over 3,000 people, 61% of adults have experienced “undesired” weight change due to stress and circumstances attached to the pandemic.

The bottom line? Give yourself some grace!

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