The Reason Behind Blake Shelton's New Look: 'He's Taking Care of Himself,' Says Source
With a red Solo cup in hand (“When I get nervous, I tend to drink a little bit,” he told the crowd), The Voice coach played a 25-minute set and talked about his new music.
So what’s behind his sudden slim down?
“He’s working out and taking care of himself,” says a friend. “He worked out before, but now he has more time and he’s just in a really healthy place.”
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Now that he’s flying solo and is “no longer working his schedule around someone else,” the star – who’s releasing his next album Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits on Oct. 23 – has been hitting the gym.
“He’s putting energy into his music and his health,” says the friend. “He looks fantastic.”
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