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Chadwick Boseman looks shockingly thin in new video, sparks concerns about his health: 'Is he okay?'

'Chadwick Boseman' has been trending on Twitter with people wondering if he’s just slimming down for a role or it's something else entirely
UPDATED APR 17, 2020
Chadwick Boseman (Getty Images)
Chadwick Boseman (Getty Images)

Chadwick Boseman sent fans into a tizzy when he shared a video, where he looked thinner than usual. Fans were rather anxious and flooded social media with concerned tweets, resulting in the trending hashtag #ChadwickBoseman.

In the video, only his upper body and neck is seen. Social media users began to share comparative images of the actor and the clip, and his physique in earlier films. Some said that the Wakandan King is naturally thin and his role in 'Black Panther' required him to bulk up.

In the video, the 42-year-old actor was seeking to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day by announcing businessman Thomas Tull’s efforts to provide personal protective equipment worth $4 million dollars to hospitals that help African-American communities.  Boseman shared a video with the caption, "Operation 42. I am hearing stories of desperation from people all over the country, and we know our communities are suffering the most and urgently need help. Celebrating #JackieRobinsonDay with the launch of Thomas Tull’s #Operation42, a donation of 4.2 million dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals that service the African American Communities who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you, Jackie, for refusing to accept the world as it is, for showing us that we can make a difference."

Chadwick Boseman is introduced in the 2020 NBA All-Star - AT&T Slam Dunk Contest during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at the United Center on February 15, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)

A fan commented, "The powers of the black panther have been stripped ewey! What is happening to our King!"

"Wakanda ish is going on here please tell me he ok!!! I hope he doing a movie role cuz this don’t look healthy!! #wakanda #chadwickboseman lord I’m over 2020 this has been a year!!," tweeted another fan."

Y’all im worried about #ChadwickBoseman, is he ok?" tweeted a fan. 

"Not gonna lie, Chadwick Boseman got me a little worried too. I'm hoping he's good and this weight loss is for a role too," wrote another fan. 

Many fans suspected it was for a new film role and if one were to follow the actor's new  look, one would see that the actor has been undergoing a transformation for some time now. He has slowly been getting skinnier, and while allowing his hair to grow out. It left everyone wondering why he was letting himself get so lean, something that was discussed even after his appearance at February’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. The sudden change could be attributed to the more vegetarian-leaning diet that he picked up while prepping to play T’Challa, which actually caused him to lose weight.

This flood of worries led Boseman to ultimately delete the video from his page. "I get the people are worried about #ChadwickBoseman but don't harass the man. It's unfortunate that he had to delete the Instagram post. Honestly "his team" should've also cautioned him on that. I mean I'm pretty sure he's aware of people complaining about his weight loss. Welp," wrote a fan. However, Boseman didn't delete the video clip, it's still live on his channel. 

There has been no comment from the actor yet, though quite likely, the weight loss is for his upcoming film with Spike Lee 'Da Five Bloods'.