Luke Combs says fatherhood has given him new perspective on weight struggles

The country musician said he wants to "be around" for his son later in life.

ByCarena Liptak via via logo
June 30, 2022, 10:57 AM

Luke Combs said that he’s struggled with his weight his whole life, but thinks about those struggles differently now that he’s a dad.

"This having a kid thing has really messed up my head on this thing in the best way," the country artist said in a new interview on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1.

"I want to be around ... I’m fine right now, my cholesterol and my blood pressure [are] fine because I’m a younger guy, but by the time I’m 45, [they're] not going to be because of the shape that I’m in."

While genetics are part of the reason for Combs' weight struggles, he said that’s not the whole picture.

"It was always something that's bugged me," he said. "Especially when you're younger, you're like, 'Man, I just got a horrible genetic dice roll on this thing.' You start to realize that almost even more when you're older."

"Not that I don't pig out because I do pig out," he continued, "I'm not trying to say it's not my fault because it is in a lot of ways. But also, I got to this point where I'm like, 'Man, I'd really love to trim down,' and it's so hard for me to do that."

He spoked further about his relationship with his body and his weight loss struggles.

"When I go play golf I can hit a good golf shot -- I’ve done it a bunch of times -- I can’t do it consistently," he said. "And my relationship with food has been the same thing. I know what to do and how to do it and why to do it and when to do it."

Luke and his wife Nicole welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Tex Lawrence, on Father’s Day, June 19.

Along with focusing on his health, Combs said he wants to better himself overall.

"The show, the songs, everything," he said.

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