Billy Joel shows off his incredible 20kg weight loss at recent show

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Billy Joel fans got a bit of a surprise when the singer stepped out on stage at Madison Square Garden for his first performance since the pandemic.

Billy Joel has shed an incredible 20kgs, and it's said that his weight loss is due in part to his recovery after back surgery.

Speaking on the Howard Stern Show, Billy Joel said: "I had back surgery early this year and the pain afterward was so bad that I lost my appetite," Joel explained. "I embraced that. I said, ‘OK, I won’t eat as much.’ And I ate less and less and less and less and then there was just life aggravation and that tends to, you know, impact your appetite too."

While the weight loss wasn’t intentional, the musician noted he was grateful that it happened.

"I had gotten kind of chunky," said Joel. "I was happy to lose the weight."

Looing great, Billy! 72 has never looked so good.