Billy Joel shows off his dramatic 50 pound weight loss as he returns to Madison Square Garden


Billy Joel shows off his dramatic 50 pound weight loss as he returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in nearly two years


He dropped an impressive 50 pounds after undergoing back surgery earlier this year.

And Billy Joel put his noticeably slimmed down physique on full display as he made his grand return to his Madison Square Garden residency for the first time in nearly two years on Friday.

Whether he was behind the piano or on his feet, there was no missing Billy’s trimmer figure as he made he wowed fans with his usual hits.

Dropping the pounds! Billy Joel put his noticeably slimmed down physique on full display as he made his grand return to Madison Square Garden for the first time in nearly two years on Friday

Now and then: Joel, pictured left on Friday, and right in 2015

Throwback: Joel recently lost 50 pounds after undergoing a back surgery; pictured 2015

Now and then: Joel, pictured left on Friday, and right in  2015 

Billy’s entire body reflected the monumental weight loss, from his face to his midsection.

The singer exuded confidence in a black suit and tie as he wowed fans from behind his sleek piano.

Fans were loving the show with audience members applauding The Piano Man singer from the upper tiers of the stadium.

Joel admitted earlier this year he unintentionally dropped the weight after losing his appetite following a back surgery.

Throwback: Joel, who admitted to Howard Stern he had gotten 'kind of chunky', pictured in 2018 with Joe Perry

Throwback: Joel, who admitted to Howard Stern he had gotten ‘kind of chunky’, pictured in 2018 with Joe Perry 

The singer exuded confidence in a black suit and tie as he wowed fans from behind his sleek piano

 The singer exuded confidence in a black suit and tie as he wowed fans from behind his sleek piano

Giving the fans what they want! Audience members watched on as the Uptown Girl singer got on his feet

Giving the fans what they want! Audience members watched on as the Uptown Girl singer got on his feet 

‘I had back surgery early this year and the pain afterwards was so bad I lost my appetite,’ he said on the Howard Stern Show last month.

‘I embraced that, I said, ‘Okay, I won’t eat as much” and I ate less and less and less and less and then there was just life aggravation and that tends to, you know, impact your appetite too.’

‘I had gotten kind of chunky,’ Billy added. ‘I was happy to lose the weight.’  

That was then: The Piano man singer strummed the strings to his guitar back in 2017

That was then: The Piano man singer strummed the strings to his guitar back in 2017

He's back! Fans cheered the music icon on from the higher tiers of the stadium

He’s back! Fans cheered the music icon on from the higher tiers of the stadium 

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