Chris Jericho On Incredible Weight Loss Following 2021 Health Scare

Chris Jericho revealed that his recent weight loss was caused by a chance encounter on New Year’s Eve while he was on vacation with his wife.

At the end of 2021, Chris Jericho was admitted to hospital in the UK where he received treatment for what was described as a “non-COVID” related issue.

On his return to the United States, Jericho had a short break from AEW television and used that time to recover and lose a significant amount of weight in the process. By the time the former World Champion returned to AEW, he was probably in better shape than he had been for years.

In a recent episode of his “Talk Is Jericho,” podcast, the star revealed that the health problem he suffered while in the UK was a pulmonary embolism.

On his return to Stateside, Jericho explained that a casual encounter with the owner of a weight loss clinic had begun his latest fitness journey.

“I did every health procedure you have to do. I have. And one of the things was I wanted this very intricate scale and the scale that measures everything. And one of the things that measured is your visceral fat. Well, what is visceral fat? Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your organs. And he said: You need to lose some visceral fat. Well, how do you lose visceral fat? Well, you are losing weight.

Go back to New Year’s Eve. I was in Tampa with my wife. We went there ourselves because there was nothing going on. We met a couple there where the guy had just opened a medical weight loss clinic in Tampa. Fate, hello. So I said good, I’m going to this medical weight loss clinic because I need to lose this visceral fat. ”

Jericho said he weighed more than 240 pounds during his run in Japan, which was something of a conscious decision.

“I went in there, I was 241 pounds. Looking back now, I was too big, absolutely. Overweight? I think, ever out of the cardio-wise form? No, I never blew up or anything like that.

But I gained some weight after working with Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome, I was through a Bruiser Brody phase. And I thought, well, I can ‘t I’m not tall like Brody, but I can be bigger than all these Japanese guys just because I’m one of the taller guys the way things are now. Everyone is a little smaller and the Japanese appreciate the larger physique.

So let me just get a little bigger and just go crazy over it, which is what I did, it worked out to the point where I had three Tokyo Dome main events. I just never lost weight and then comes pandemic, and you know, you just do not even realize it.

Chris Jericho’s slender physique can serve him well as he prepares to fight his enemy Eddie Kingston in a Barbed Wire death match scheduled for July 20 next week as part of Evening 2 of Fyter Fest. The Jericho Appreciation Association will be suspended in a shark cage, leaving the two men to settle their differences in the ring.

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