Ricky Gervais to lose weight rather than have heart attack
The British funnyman recently embarked on a health kick and admits he made the choice to shift the flab because he was worried he would have a heartattack and not be able to enjoy his success.
Ricky - who has appeared in several Hollywood films - explained: "I don`t want to blow it. I don`t want to go, `Oh f**k! You idiot. So now, everything`s great. And you`re going to die at the age of 51 of a heartattack, you fat idiot.` "
The 49-year-old comic - who shot to fame in the British sitcom `The Office`, which he co-wrote and starred in as lead character David Brent - also revealed he can be a control freak because he enjoys being involved in every aspect of his work.
He explained to the Observer Magazine: "I joke about it, but it is also true. I am a bit of a control freak. But I think in a good way. I think when you`re doing anything creative, it isn`t a democracy really. There`s no room for democracy.
"It`s not that I think that everything I do is definitively right, it`s that everything I do is the way I want it to be. That`s all.
"I like the process not the sitting back and watching it. I haven`t even watched `The Office` since it went out on TV. It`s the creative process I enjoy. Nothing gives me an adrenalin rush like the idea. Nothing at all."