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Actor David Krumholtz is Playing Coy About Weight Gain with Tweet

Actor David Krumholtz, a staple in zany Hollywood comedies for over a decade, has taken to Twitter to address speculation over his considerable weight gain. But first, some background. The usually petite Krumholtz is one of those actors with a recognizable face but little name recognition. Usually cast as a bit player, you’ve definitely seen him in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Superbad, and the television shows Freaks & Geeks and Numb3rs. If you’re still not tracking, this picture should clear it up:


Much better. Funny guy, right? After tweeting a link to an on-camera interview early Wednesday afternoon, Krumholtz’s followers bombarded him with questions regarding his disheveled and portly appearance. His response was crass, veiled, and unclear.

He’s either gained the weight for a role or he’s just poking fun at himself. After a quick scan of, I learned that the only project he’s currently working on is a small part in a film called The Judge, with A-listers Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, and Leighton Meester. Details about his character in the film weren’t readily available. Deep in to the interview he linked in the aforementioned tweet, he finally shed some light on his rotund new look. Here’s a clip of the interview synced up to when he makes a reference to his weight gain.

As you can see, Krumholtz slurps a 20-ounce latte and reveals his playful frustration at the effect his weight is having on his career. At least his new look hasn’t driven his wife away, who apparently enjoys popping his pimples. From his facetious tone in the interview and tweet, one can assume his weight gain isn’t career driven, but a mere late-30s bulge. On another sad note, Krumholtz says a sequel to 10 Things I Hate About You is never happening, so we’re pretty bummed about that.

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June 7th, 2013

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Francesca Thomas

It has been noted on David's Wikipedia page that he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011 and underwent RAI (radio-active iodine) treatment. This essentially kills the thyroid and means that David must take a hormone pill for the rest of his life to replace the hormones that his body is no longer making. A very common symptom of not having a working thyroid (or having a very under active thyroid) is gaining weight. The reason for that is because the Thyroid controls the metabolism. and David no longer has a thyroid, so there is no longer any control over his metabolism. Anything he eats stays in his body until he exercises to burn it off. So yes he is FAT and it has nothing to do with any role. He is now in a HYPOTHYROID state and there really is nothing he can do about his weight gain at all. There are millions of people around the world who have undiagnosed underactive thyroids that cause weight gains and yet the medical profession just calls them lazy because their blood tests say their thyroid is perfect. The Thyroid is NOT perfect. The medical profession have never treated the thyroid very well at all. They promise to "do no harm" and yet every time they refuse to tests the blood for certain thyroid tests, they DO HARM to their patients, because we cannot get better without these tests.

posted Mar 12th, 2014 11:48 pm


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