VINCE NEIL On His Makeover: 'I Was About 15 Pounds Over What I Wanted To Be'

MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer Vince Neil recently spoke to Hugh Hart of the Philadelphia Inquirer about having his face and body get worked over big time by a team of consultants on "Remaking", a "reality" series of 90-minute specials premiering Saturday (Jan. 1) at 9 p.m. on VH1.

About 20 years ago, Neil and his image-savvy band crafted a wild look that inspired dozens of heavy-metal hair bands. But he acknowledged in a phone interview that he had grown a little complacent in recent years.

"I'd watch these shows where people are a bit overweight and say to myself, 'God, I wish something like that would happen to light the fire under my butt and get into the gym,' because I was about 15 pounds over what I want to be."

Neil felt the flame in February. Lounging poolside at a Miami hotel, he got a call from his manager and a VH1 executive who explained the concept. Neil signed on for a 90-day regimen. He says he has no regrets.

"The thing about it is, you've really got to make a commitment to do something like this, because once you start, you don't want to end up where you began," says Neil, in Los Angeles earlier this month rehearsing for a coming CRÜE reunion tour.

As cameras rolled, Neil stopped drinking vodka, gave up junk food, lost 30 pounds, switched hair color from blond to brown, sang his first power ballad — and put himself in the hands of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for 9 1/2 hours.

"They did a lot of things," he said nonchalantly. "Brow-lift, upper-lower eyes, partial face-lift, cheek implants, nose job, jaw-line sculpturing.

Neil's jowls are nearly gone, and he has been able to swap his 39-waist pants for 31 jeans.

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