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Chris Pratt clarifies: I didn't know what "impotent" meant

"Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt made headlines last week after telling Men's Health U.K. that he was "impotent" when he was 300 pounds. Now he's backpedaling, saying that he misused the word.

In an interview with Access Hollywood Monday the former "Parks and Recreation" (and husband of actress Anna Faris) said that his word choice was medically imprecise, offering assurance that things in the bedroom weren't as bad as it seemed.


"I'm not sure I knew what 'impotent' meant when I said it," to the magazine, Pratt said, laughing. "I had a lower sex drive, to be honest with you. Everything about my spirit was dull. I didn't feel great, and I think people will relate to that."

Pratt's clarification is perhaps more of a correction for others than himself as he specifically said he didn't intend to create a stigma of impotence for overweight people.

"I don't want to ever come out against sounding like I'm talking smack about people who have issues with their body weight, or don't have issues with their body weight," he continued. "To each their own, but to those who felt the way I felt at that time, there's really hope."

Pratt said that his deadline for fitness was the most effective part of his personal transformation. He also gave a pep talk to those who are setting out to shed their extra pounds.

"You can, with hard work and dedication and just sticking to it, you can actually make a big change," he said. "And it will affect you, not just physically, not just the way you look, but how you feel and how your spirit feels and how your penis feels -- especially the penis part!"

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