Bishop Eddie Long posts video explaining his lean new look

Bishop Eddie Long posted a video discussing his new lean look after his more slender physique apparently caused some of his congregants to worry about his health.

"People are asking, 'Bishop, what happened to all of you?'” he says in the video, posted to his public Facebook page. “Well, all of me has meelllllted away.”

NOTE: This post is by AJC reporter Shelia Poole . Some of her past coverage:

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An image from Bishop Eddie Long's video showing his leaner new look.

He said he told his congregation that he planned to live past 100 by dispensing with a "slave menu."

“I wasn’t going to get (to age 100) by stopping by Popeye’s. That was my weakness," he says. "The biscuits with honey and chicken wings, spicy." (They must be good because they reach ‘wang’ status in the video).

He chided people eating from what he called a “slave menu,” saying eating raw vegetables instead  has given him more energy and lowered his blood pressure. He has lost weight and no longer has to take blood pressure medication.

“I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up,” he says in the clip. “You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by His commandments and you have to be healthy.”

Long also noted his new wellness seminar. There's information about it here. Here's the clip (psst: Bishop, hold your phone vertically next time!):


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