Cee Lo Green is planning a major slim down following the recent deaths of pals Heavy D and comedian Patrice O'Neal.
The hitmaker accepts he's overweight and the sudden deaths have shocked him into considering a major image makeover - for the sake of his son.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I want to be healthy. I lost a few really good friends... I lost my friend Heavy D recently, and I was friends with Patrice O'Neal... I'm looking at them and noticing the similarities.
"I've got a young son and I want to be around for him."
But he admits some of his fans might not be thrilled if he embarks on a major diet: "I don't want to disappoint the ladies. They truly do love me just as I am."