Tom's Weight Loss

16 Dec 2008

Mr Cruise achieves the Mission Impossible by shedding stones

He may be on the wrong side of 40, but TOM CRUISE has managed the middle-aged Mission Impossible - he lost weight!

The star rolled back the years when he stepped out in New York this week to publicise his new movie Valkyrie.

The actor appeared on US breakfast TV show Today on Monday and looked decidedly slimmer than before.

His appearance comes three years after he made headlines with a live rant against anti-depressant drugs.

During the broadcast in June 2005, devout Scientologist Cruise argued with interviewer MATT LAUER and criticised BROOKE SHIELDS' use of drugs to combat postpartum depression.

But the pair's Monday rematch was a friendlier affair - Cruise collected toys from fans gathered outside the show's New York studio, for a Christmas charity drive.

And he admitted he regrets the "arrogant" comments he made when he last visited.

He told Lauer, "It's not what I had intended. I looked at myself and thought, that came across as arrogant. I learned a lesson."

Cruise also batted away questions about his baby plans with wife KATIE HOLMES

- the mother of his two year old daughter SURI - replying, "I think that's a question for the woman."

And he revealed Katie will be marking her 30th birthday on Thursday with a low-key celebration - as she is due onstage that night in Broadway play All My Sons.

Tom explained, "We're going to go to the theatre, and hang out."