Here we go with the "He's in his 50's, so it's ok to be fat and out of breath."
He's also the lead singer of a rock n' roll band. A musician, a celebrity. He's held to a different standard, that's why people talk about it more. When you have Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Steven Tyler who all still look like they did 20 years ago, than why is Axl an exception? Why is it different with him? If it was because of medication or something like that, than yeah I don't think he has much control over it. But, to defend him like you know what's going on just seems strange and cult-like. What if he's just a lazy asshole with no drive or fire under him because now he's making a lot of money touring with Slash? And I find it sad that the Axl Rose has turned into nothing more than a shadow of his former self. The jewelry and hats don't both me, it's the T-shirts and cut up jeans, the oversized leather jackets. It's crazy to see the once perfectionist, who was took 20 years to release 1 ablum, is now a nostalgia act.
According to this forum, once I hit my 50's, I can start eating whatever I want and not care about my health or appearance. I guess all the middle age guys in my local gym should stop working out and trying to stay in shape, once you reach a certain age it's ok to not care anymore.