RANDY Jackson owes $540K in unpaid taxes all as fans were alarmed by his frail frame and major weight loss at the American Idol anniversary show.
A clerk at the Los Angeles County Recorder’s office exclusively confirmed to The Sun that the former American Idol judge has an outstanding federal tax lien of $540,038 that was filed in California in 2016.
American Idol alum Randy Jackson lost weight in recent years but appeared very thin on the reunion showCredit: Twitter
When Randy was first on the singing contest show he weighed 350lbsCredit: Getty
Randy has had other tax liens over the years, but they have since been released or fulfilled.
Meanwhile, earlier this week fans of American Idol were startled by Randy’s thinner appearance on the reunion show.
The 65-year-old expressed how excited he was to be back and couldn’t believe how fast time has gone.
Although fans were happy to see them back, they were also worried about the record producer and how much weight he had lost.
They tweeted their concern for the music producer, asking if all was well.
“Is Randy Jackson ok? He’s looking a bit emaciated,” asked one fan.
Someone else simply asked if he was ok while posting a photo of him from the reunion special.
Randy also previously returned to FOX as the bandleader on the show, Name That Tune.
That was where fans first started noticing how thin he looked.
“Is Randy Jackson ok? He just doesn’t look himself,” asked a fan, who added praying hands.
“Randy Jackson is so thin. I’m actually worried about him,” said another.
Back in 2003, Randy was known for his bigger frame and underwent a gastric bypass.
On American Idol, he weighed 350 pounds before his surgery.
However, a few years later, he talked about his type 2 diabetes diagnosis in his book, Body With Soul.
Randy was diagnosed with diabetes in 2003 and since then had tried to lose weight for his health.
He told the press at the time that he spent most of his life “eating his way through poor habits.”
Since then, the former judge has maintained a 100+lb weight loss.
HOW HE STAYS IN SHAPE
“I started on this health regimen many years ago while I was on American Idol… Lost a ton of weight, started gaining it back,” he told them.
“Then, [I] went on my own journey to try and discover, ‘How do I keep it off? What do I do?'”
So far, Randy has lost 115lbs by adapting better dietary habits after his surgery.
He never deprives himself of food and eats in moderation.
When Randy is craving chocolate, he will opt for frozen yogurt instead, he told WebMD.
Before his surgery, he would only exercise a total of 30 minutes a week, but now he walks every day, even if it is just for 10 minutes.
Eventually, Randy made the gym his priority and he would run or walk on the treadmill and do yoga.
It is not clear how much weight Randy has lost today, but fans think he might have shed too much.
The reunion show celebrated American Idol’s 20th seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Fans commented that Randy appeared much thinner during the reunion showCredit: ABC
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