Comedian Saiful Apek puts on 15kg since quitting smoking, feels better than ever


Saiful Apek quit smoking in 2014. Photo Afique Yusoff/The Star.

Actor, comedian and host Saiful Apek turned 52 this year.

And with the increasing age, the popular Malaysian star decided to lead a healthier lifestyle.

He realised the importance of good health after seeing some of his friends and colleagues suffer from chronic diseases.

“Some of them are still so young. It got me worried, ” he told mStar, The Star’s Malay portal.

One major move Saiful took was to quit smoking in 2014 which has led to 15kg weight gain. He confessed he could finish two packs of cigarettes in one day previously.

“I have always been jealous of people who look healthy, ” said Saiful, who’s known for his skinny appearance and long hair.

“My weight has gone from 50kg to 65kg now. Hopefully it’s a sign of good health, ” he mentioned, adding he’s also started eating healthy.

“I don’t really care how much I weigh as long as I remain healthy.”

Saiful is most known for his work on Senario movies and as Malaysian superhero Cicak Man in Cicak Man films.

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