Janet Jackson has revealed she shed 60 pounds because her rings would no longer fit on her bulging fingers.
The singer - whose weight ballooned last year - says she realized it was time to hit the gym when her jewelry would no longer fit.
She is quoted by Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "Some rings wouldn't fit my fingers and watches wouldn't fit my wrist, so I stopped wearing jewelry."
The 40-year-old star's weight went from a hefty 195 pounds down to a slender 135 pounds with the help of her personal trainer, who put her through a grueling fitness regime.
Last month, Janet blamed a movie for her massive weight gain.
The singer claimed she had to pile on the pounds for a role in upcoming movie "Tennessee" but eventually pulled out of the project to concentrate on her new album.
She said: "The producers wanted to see me in a different light, as a heavier woman. The timing didn't quite work with trying to finish my album, and unfortunately I wasn't able to do the film. So I found myself having to take this weight off a lot quicker than I had planned."