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Jul 02, 2013 09:36 AM EDT

Ruben Studdard Weight Loss 2013: 'American Idol' Winner to Join Cast of 'The Biggest Loser' Season 15 [VIDEO]

Ruben Studdard
(Photo : REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

He took the "American Idol" crown back in 2003, but now Ruben Studdard is aiming for a new title.

According to CBS News, the 34-year-old singer will participate in the upcoming season of "The Biggest Loser" on NBC.

Studdard has struggled with his weight throughout the years, and back in 2006, he opened up about his problems during a visit to the "Today" show.

"On both sides of my family, I have a history of diabetes and high blood pressure and things of that nature. I just wanted to basically combat those issues at an early age.," he said.

While married to Surata Zuri McCants, he reportedly was able to lose some weight only to gain most of it back following their split in 2012.

The most recent season of "The Biggest Loser" saw the return of trainer Jillian Michaels. Studdard will appear on season 15 of "The Biggest Loser," which will premiere on Oct. 8.

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