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- This video was altered. Tim McGraw isn’t hawking diet gummies.
Is country musician Tim McGraw hawking diet gummies? That’s what a recent Facebook post suggests, effusively thanking McGraw and his wife, country musician Faith Hill, for help losing weight.
In a video in the post, McGraw appears to say "nearly 2.8 million people die from obesity each year in the United States."
The camera then cuts away from McGraw, but the voice that’s purportedly his keeps talking: "After numerous tries, there’s only one thing that really worked for me. I gave Oz’s method a try and my God, it helped me drop over 45 pounds in just six weeks and then some."
He then offers a "limited time" sale on what’s described in the post as "Hollywood’s Belly-Mely-Kit," maybe misspelling "melt." What exactly this kit involves is unclear from the post, though the video briefly shows an image of gummy bears and text that says "take one per day until desired weight."
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We found the original footage of McGraw that appears in the post’s video, and he isn’t rueing obesity in the United States. Rather, it shows him behind the scenes of a recent music video for his song "Standing Room Only." In the clip, posted April 28 on his verified Instagram page, McGraw recaps his favorite music videos.
We looked for but didn’t find any connection between McGraw’s weight loss and Dr. Mehmet Oz, whom the voice that’s supposedly McGraw’s refers to in the video.
In 2019, McGraw did talk to Entertainment Tonight about dropping 40 pounds, but he chalked that loss up to eating healthier and exercising more — not diet gummies.
Finally, when we clicked on the link in the Facebook post to "learn more" about McGraw’s alleged offer, it led to a page advertising "BigOven recipes and meal planner." McGraw isn’t mentioned, nor are diet gummies or belly melt kits.
We rate this post False.
Facebook post, June 16, 2023
Entertainment Tonight, Tim McGraw Shares How He Dropped 40 Pounds and Got in the Best Shape of His Life, Oct. 30, 2019
YouTube, Tim McGraw - Standing Room Only (Official Music Video), April 27, 2023
Tim McGraw Instagram post, April 28, 2023
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