During an interview on NBC’s “The Today Show” earlier today, 50 Cent discussed his new fitness book Formula 50. He explained how the book provided tips on how to get into shape. Later he got more indepth about how his trip to rehab (after getting shot) encouraged him to get interested in working out in the first place:

“I was hurt pretty bad so I had to come back to go through rehab in a city in New York and I would travel, it was an hour from where I was staying,” he said. “From there, they’ll put you on special treadmills to walk because my legs were damaged pretty bad. And then I started to go to a local gym to walk on an actual treadmill. Just being in the environment, it made me want to be more involved in the other aspects of my physical health.”