Will Smith applauded for sharing brutally honest picture showing him out-of-shape

Will Smith has confessed he's in the "worst shape" of his life as he posted a shirtless snap to Instagram - and he's been applauded for being so "real".

Wearing just dark slippers, black boxers and an unzipped hooded jacket the 52-year-old actor raise a hand in the air as he stood amongst fallen leaves.

Sharing the picture to his 52.8m followers, Will wrote: "I'm gonna be real wit yall - I'm in the worst shape of my life."


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The actor, who has had to lose and gain weight for roles in the past, is remembered for his role as a fictionalised 'Will Smith' on 1990's hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

After the show, he went on to forge a career in Hollywood and regularly showed off his buff body on screen.

Will's nephew, music artist K-Smith, was quick to comment saying: "This What That Alone Time Get You Huh? @willsmith


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"I’m reporting this!"

Questlove decided to share some love to the honest post, commenting: "This is the most amazing post in the history of social media."

British music artist Sonna Rele reminded Will that he doesn't have to be shredded, writing: "You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want".

Tank Sinatra, who is referred to as the "most prolific meme creator on the Internet", didn't let Will off with his comments on his current body. He wrote: "Let me be real with you. You’re 52. You look great."

Venezuelan actor Guillermo García urged Will to embrace his body, saying: "Man! You have been in shape your whole life. Enjoy the dad bod with pride! Let’s end... the carbs discrimination"

The father-of-three recently finished filming for King Richard, where he plays the titular character Richard Williams.

The film focuses on how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams came to be who they are, after their father, Richard, coached them.

The actor has signed on to resume his role of Mike Lowrey in Bad Boys 4, the movie is currently in pre-production.