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WTF is the gout you ask?
  1. A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.

Honestly, I didn't know what the hell gout was until I looked it up and then I was shocked to discover that it didn't involve something green on the body. Anyway, it looks like poor cutie Jared Leto is paying for becoming a big doughy chubber for his role as John Lennon's killer in the upcoming film "Chapter 27." It has been reported that Jared has been diagnosed with gout after gaining a whopping 62 lbs and then losing it quickly thereafter for other movie roles. Leto's rep has confirmed the diagnosis saying that it was "caused by the dramatic weight loss for a movie role." Ech.

Source: The Daily Dish


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gout is not caused by dramatic weight loss. Its an extremely painful condition and I feel bad for the guy, but its not caused by losing weight.

10:45 AM, August 18, 2006  
Blogger Tabloid Whore! said...

anon 10:45- It sure can be. Rapid weight loss is one of the possible contributing factors.

From Yahoo Health on causes of Gout:
Major illness or certain medical conditions, such as:
Rapid weight loss, as might happen in hospitalized patients who have changes in diet or medications.

You can read the whole thing here:

11:02 AM, August 18, 2006  
Anonymous sharona said...

I've read that Atkins diet can cause gout.

11:11 AM, August 18, 2006  
Blogger Mushy said...

In the old days it was called the "rich man's disease" because only the rich got meat to eat. It's caused my a diet too rich in protein.

I've had it for years, but thanks to the wonder drug Allupurinal, taken daily, I can eat what I want.

4:46 PM, August 20, 2006  
Blogger get in mah belly said...

so he has the gout, huh? which broadway musical uses that word...."case of the gout!" I can't remember if it was a song or a song in a play. anyway, jared leto is a nasty fuck and probably has chlymadia, herpes, gnorrhea, HPV, and HIV/AIDS with all the HOs he's slept with. one more thing won't do a damn thing

11:04 PM, August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gout is pretty commonly associated with alcoholism.

Just sayin'.

9:03 AM, August 26, 2006  
Anonymous I am the Walrus said...

To "get in mah belly," I think what you're thinking of is the SNL sketch where Adam Sandler sings an ode to the Lunchlady, played to perfection by Chris Farley (who didn't need to gain weight for the role, needless to say). When Sandler is describing the Lunchlady, he says she wears support hose "'cause she's got a bad case of the gout!" Which is exactly what I thought of when I heard that Leto had been diagnosed with the condition.

Anyone know HOW quickly Leto lost all that weight? I'm trying to remember because I thought I heard him say on Carson Daly's show that he did it in a couple of weeks, but that seems impossible! But if he DID lose 62 pounds within a month, I say he was asking for health problems! It's too bad though. My aunt has it, and it sounds pretty painful. She has trouble walking now because it's gotten so bad in her feet and ankles.

11:43 PM, October 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i Love Jared Leto and he is the best so you'll can get stuffed if u dont like him

4:30 PM, January 17, 2007  

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