*Singer Freddie Jackson dropped a lot of weight so quickly, it has alarmed a few folks. Some started questioning whether or not he’s got some kind of disease or sickness.

But he finally spoke out about the accusations saying:

“Why can’t a Black man just lose weight without having to die of AIDS or having a kidney problem?”

Rumors even started to fly that he had a kidney transplant.

“I don’t have a kidney problem. Freddie Jackson just went on a diet,” the singer told Jamie Brown’s S2S magazine. He said he just wanted to slim down in order to avoid ailments like diabetes.

“I am healthy. I just went on a diet.”

Jackson said that when his waist expanded to 46-inches, he had put his weight-loss plan, that included a low-carb diet, into action.