Ruben Studdard Hits Studio, Tackles Weight Struggle With ‘The Biggest Loser’

Ruben Studdard is hoping that NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser" will help him shed some pounds once and for all.

Confirmed Monday, the "American Idol" winner, affectionately dubbed "the Velvet Teddy Bear," will appear during the 15th season of "The Biggest Loser," which is slated to air in the Fall.

As widely reported, Studdard has been struggling with weight and health related issues for several years. At one point he was able to shed considerable weight, but regained weight after a difficult divorce in 2012.

In related news, Ruben Studdard is getting back to music. Taking to Instagram recently, he shared a picture from the studio and teased fans with the words "it has started."

"It Has Started!!! Are you ready for the Return Of The Velvet Teddy Bear? #staytuned" wrote Studdard.