Garth Brooks Reveals The Motivation Behind His Weight Loss Journey

Garth Brooks: “You want to try to be as fit as you can.”

Garth Brooks is feeling confident in his own skin. 

The platinum-selling artist previously broke his silence about his slim physique and revealed his secret on how he got into tip-top shape. Before tackling his five-night run in Dublin’s Croke Park, the international sensation caught up with Irish Mirror to discuss his weight loss journey. 

The “Friends In Low Places” singer proudly declared that he shed 50 pounds and is now the same weight he was at 35-years-old. He said the 25th anniversary of his performance at Central Park in Manhattan and the iconic Ireland venue inspired him to get back on the saddle and prioritize his health.  

“What happened was, weirdly, at the 25th anniversary of Croke Park and Central Park, and I was sitting there looking at it thinking everyone looks the same…what is wrong with your fat ass, here we go,” he recalled. “ But try to remember – this is one of the things I’m going to give myself credit for. For 16 years, I was a soccer dad. Last on the list. And it takes a while to get back to the artist feel. It has taken me eight years to get back to it.”

The 60-year-old continued to pat himself on the back and pointed out that he had achieved his weight-loss goal. 

“I’m the same weight I was when we played here in 97. That’s what I want,” he explained to the publication

Since Brooks recorded a string of historic shows in Ireland, he jokingly mentioned that he mentally prepared himself for the camera to add on additional weight. 

“This film is going to come. I lost 50lbs, and the film is going to add that right back,” he said. “What you want to do is set yourself up for the best chance of success,” Brooks added. 

The country crooner explained why he made fitness goals in the first place and the reason he stuck with them. 

“You want to try to be as fit as you can,” he uttered. “My job is to get to everyone in that stadium. And we have two and a half hours to get it done. So, we will be moving a lot. And physically, I wanted to not have that as an obstacle.” 

Brooks was slated to step into the limelight in 2014, but was forced to cancel due to a planning “debacle.” The wait was well worth it, as he dominated his high-energy set in early September. Following opening night, the Brooks turned to social media to reflect on the memorable show. 

“When we sang The Dance together tonight, I realized…As great as 2014 could have been, It could not have held a candle to 2022 at Croke Park with YOU!! I LOVE IRELAND  🇮🇪!!!!! love, g,” he wrote alongside an Instagram carousel. 

When he wasn’t performing, he played tourist with his other half – Trisha Yearwood. He said the getaway served as a “second honeymoon.”  The Croke Park shows concluded Brooks’ critically acclaimed stadium tour.

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