Investigating Elvis’ weight woes: how the King of Rock n’ Roll gained, and fought to lose, 80kg pounds during his last years. Photos: @elvispresleytcb_, @priscilla.presley_/Instagram
Investigating Elvis’ weight woes: how the King of Rock n’ Roll gained, and fought to lose, 80kg pounds during his last years. Photos: @elvispresleytcb_, @priscilla.presley_/Instagram

Inside Elvis Presley’s weight loss battle: the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll gained 80kg during his final years following unhealthy food habits like the ‘Elvis sandwich’ and rumoured eating disorders

  • In the 60s, Elvis Presley was a global sex symbol, but by the 70s his weight ballooned – was it due to drugs and alcohol, or simply his well-documented love of high-calorie Southern foods?
  • Today you can order the ‘Elvis sandwich’ at diners across the world, but it’s worth remembering The King battled hard to regain his health and reputation, even tragically turning to sleeping pills

Investigating Elvis’ weight woes: how the King of Rock n’ Roll gained, and fought to lose, 80kg pounds during his last years. Photos: @elvispresleytcb_, @priscilla.presley_/Instagram
Investigating Elvis’ weight woes: how the King of Rock n’ Roll gained, and fought to lose, 80kg pounds during his last years. Photos: @elvispresleytcb_, @priscilla.presley_/Instagram
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