Ron Lester, who played Billy Bob in Varsity Blues, is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, his agent Dave Bradley confirmed to EW on Friday. After suffering liver and kidney failure, the actor was moved from the ICU to hospice care and had his breathing tubes removed.
Lester has been in the hospital for four months, Bradley told EW. The actor spoke publicly about his liver and kidney issues on Twitter back in November:
Lester appeared as the large offensive linemen in the high school football film and parodied the character in Not Another Teen Movie. Once weighing 508 pounds, the 45-year-old Lester dropped to under 200 pounds (as of 2014) after receiving gastric bypass surgery in 2000.
TMZ Sports first reported the news.