Chadwick Boseman fans have expressed their concern after it appeared that their favorite actor had lost a considerable amount of weight.
Boseman appeared in an Instagram video posted on his account, speaking about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, the actor’s fans were in an uproar as they found it hard to fathom his appearance.
Boseman’s heroic initiative
The Black Panther star spoke about an initiative that was assisting hospitals serving African American communities during this testing period.
The initiative is called Operation 52 and will be partnered by Thomas Tull on the project. Moreover, Operation 52 will also pay tribute to legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Boseman had played the role of Robinson in the 2013 biopic 42. The actor praised the efforts of Thomas Tull in donating 4.2 million $ worth masks and protective equipment to hospitals in their fight against the Covid-19 virus in his Instagram post caption.
The actor’s weight loss
Boseman’s fans were appalled mainly at the actor’s weight loss. Many users voiced their concern in the comment section of the post, commenting that the actor looked “thin.”
A vast majority of fans also posed the question as to whether he was losing weight for upcoming film roles. The actor is a known fitness enthusiast.
This is one of the primary reasons for his incredible body shape. The actor had gained a ripped physique for his roles in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. He is also a student of martial arts.
Unbeknownst to most, the actor had been battling Stage III of Colon Cancer since 2016. In 2019, his cancer progressed to Stage IV even after numerous rounds of chemotherapy and surgical treatments.
This Friday, on the 28th of August, the actor lost his battle with cancer surrounded by family. Soon after, the news was shared with the rest of the world via Instagram and Twitter.
Tributes have been pouring out from all over the world as everyone mourns the loss of this iconic actor.