Slide the button to see his slim-down! The once-overweight funnyman got serious about his health when he was hospitalized for chest pains in 2001 and diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. A strict no-carbs diet helped him lose 80 lbs., and go from a 46-inch waistline to a 34. "I like being skinny," Carey, 52, said. "I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it.