Jared Leto got gout from piling on the pounds for movie role

Jared Leto says his weight gain of 60lbs for the role of Mark Chapman in the John Lennon biopic, Chapter 27, was “stupid”.

Jared told The Guardian that he got gout and his cholesterol went so high that doctors wanted to put him on a medicine normally prescribed to older people.

“Really, it’s a stupid thing to do … again though, a fascinating journey.”

Jared also lost a significant amount of weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club for which he is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.