OK – he talks like Bishop Eddie Long. He sounds like Bishop Eddie Long. And he certainly poses like many have come to know Bishop Eddie Long to pose – black work-out gear and all.
(And Long used to contribute a weekly feature right here on V-103!)
Fast forward to a recent video he posted on his public Facebook page, in which the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church addresses his drastic change in appearance from one of the last times the general public saw him on national television – less than three months ago – to now.
“People are asking, ‘Bishop, what happened to all of you?'” he says in the video. “Well, all of me has meellll-ted away.” A transformation he attributes to trading in a “slave menu” to a diet of raw vegetables – all to, he says, live past 100.
“I wasn’t going to get there stopping by Popeyes,” the 63-year-old says. “That was my weakness – the biscuits with the honey; and chicken wings. Spicy!”
Continued Ryan: “This is the most shocking picture I have seen in a long, long, long…what?!”
He looks like one of lead members of ’80s R&B group The Whispers, Ryan added. “All [he] is is mustache now. There’s no more face.”