I recently told you about [lastfm link_type=""]Trailer Choir[/lastfm]‘s Big [lastfm link_type=""]Vinny Hickerson[/lastfm] and his appearance on television’s Biggest Loser, which by the way was on NBC-TV last night, but what I didn’t tell you was that it was a matter of life and death.
Something that Vinny himself has been dealing with his whole life. Vinny says: “I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February and spent five days in the hospital starting on Super Bowl Sunday.” ”I’ve been dealing with weight my whole life, but always told myself there was nothing wrong. I could dance, keep a smile and do what I wanted to do, but it finally caught up with me. They told me, at the rate I was going, I might have two more years to live. I didn’t tell anyone I had one foot in the grave, though. It was very embarrassing.” Motivated to change, Vinny has lost 36 pounds over the show’s first three weeks, down from 426. Go Vinny, Go. You’ll always be a winner in our book.