Starpulse.com

Matthew McConaughey Started Losing His Eyesight After Starving For Film Role

May 31st, 2013 7:00pm EDT

Matthew McConaughey Actors sometimes make drastic changes to their bodies for film roles, but new details about Matthew McConaughey's extreme weight loss for a movie are downright scary.

Last fall the actor dropped significant pounds for his upcoming film "Dallas Buyers Club." He lost so much weight, he was nearly unrecognizable. McConaughey underwent the transformation to play an AIDS victim, and he frequently talked about how the change in his diet affected him.

A source told In Touch he lost nearly 50 pounds, and towards the end he started to lose his eyesight. The actor immediately consulted doctors who confirmed that starvation can lead to vision loss.

Fortunately, experts monitored his health, and the problem wasn't permanent. His health is back to normal again.
"Dallas Buyers Club" centers on real-life Ron Woodroof, who smuggled drugs into the United States from Mexico to help himself and other AIDS patients after he was given just six months to live.

AOLVID 517799040 AOLVID

Related: Matthew McConaughey, Starpulse Exclusives, Celebrity, Movies, Health & Fitness, Weight

© 2013 Starpulse.com

Photo Credits: PacificCoastNews.com

Previous: Selena Gomez Celebrates Birthday With Cara Delevingne, Hunky Guy In St. Tropez

Next: 'The Bachelorette' After The Final Rose: Was Nick A Jerk, Or Was Andi? Andi, Probably

More on Matthew McConaughey

*Quantcast