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Anton Taylor in Rehab (Well, Sort of)

The Wisdom of Jozi Shore“Hi guys. As you may have noticed from some of my statuses and pictures, or by reading kindhearted comments on my YouTube videos, over the years since school I have lost my once-lean physique and developed quite a severe fast food addiction,” writes Anton Taylor, author of The Wisdom of Jozi Shore, in a statement for Osumo, a chain of high quality healthy food cafes in Cape Town.

He says, “Sometimes when I feel sad I eat, and then sometimes after eating I feel fat and then sad.” After hearing about Taylor’s discontent with his body image, Osumo have offered to help him in his journey to becoming the lean, mean chick-scoring machine he once was by giving him free health food and sponsoring him “in the rehab, AA sense of the word”.

Taylor was the victim of a hit-and-run incident in Plettenberg Bay on 28 December, leaving him somewhat incapacitated and dependent on a wheelchair to get around and prohibiting him from hitting the gym Jozi Shore-style. He fully realises the pressure his campaign with Osumo puts on him to lose weight: “Obviously it will be super awkward if I become obese(r?) after making this announcement, so in the interim as I wait to gym again, I will rely on Osumo’s delicious healthy food and some of the malicious YouTube comments and tweets I get to motivate me to stay/get in shape.”

Jozi Shore’s Anton Taylor fell victim to a terrible hit and run accident in Plettenberg Bay shortly before the new year. True to style, he has turned this unfortunate incident into a positive reinforcement of what he plans to achieve when he is back on his feet. (In the mean time, his wheelchair has served as a convenient mode of transport for his female fans- what’s a person to do!) Here is Anton on his fast-food addiction, gym & hopes to adopt some healthy habits in 2014!

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