AceShowbiz - Chadwick Boseman has caused concern among his fans over his current appearance. The 41-year-old actor, who is best known for his portrayal of the Wakanda superhero in Marvel's "Black Panther", has reportedly lost 30 pounds, going from 180 pounds to just 150 pounds.
Having rarely been seen in public, the "Avengers: Endgame" star shocked many people when he visited Heinz Field to watch a Pittsburgh Steelers practice, part of the team's Family Fest, on Sunday, August 4. He stood on the sideline alongside Steelers co-owner Thomas Tull and told the camera in a short clip that he enjoyed the team's performance.
"What's up Steelers nation? It's Chadwick Boseman," he said in the video. "I'm here for Family Fest. Just enjoying the Steelers' practice, good to be about here. We're having a great time." He's also seen chatting with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in another video shared on the team's Twitter page.
But instead of feeling excited to get a glimpse of the actor, some users were worried over his drastic weight loss. "Looking Rough and like he has aged 10 years and lost weight. Why he looking so rough compared to like last year," one noticed Boseman's physical transformation.
Another concerned fan asked, "Are you ok dude? You look sick, cause that's not the same Chadwick." Someone else commented, "Not sure what's going on with you but I hope you're doing okay health wise." Other similar comments read, "Why he look sick?" and "is he good? cause...."
Still, there were some who slammed the "Marshall" actor for his different look. "damn, he aged like 25 years in 2 years," one remarked. Another speculated that the actor's weight loss was caused by drug use, "wakanda crack he snortin."
While Boseman has not responded to fans' concern, some Twitter users tried to offer some explanation to his weight loss. They believe that he has slimmed down for a movie role. "He an actor people, he may look that way he does for a role. Just saying, yall be quick to judge fr," one shared his opinion.
Boseman is currently in Pittsburgh to film Netflix's adaptation of August Wilson's awards-winning and Tony Award-nominated play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom".