NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Harvey wants men to know: "At 50, you are still fly."
And to prove it, he shaved his head and began exercising.
In an interview in Jet magazine, the actor-comedian says he began his transformation after talking to a listener on his radio program, "The Steve Harvey Morning Show."
"The girl said to me, `Steve, you're 50 and you are over the hill,"' Harvey recalls. "I started thinking, `Wow, I am over the hill?' I said `OK, I got to do something to stop this line of thinking. Because at 50, I should not be thought of as over the hill. At 50, a man ought to feel that he is on top of the hill."'
He hired a personal trainer and now works out five days a week at his Atlanta home.
"I had a potbelly and love handles," says Harvey, who's lost 13 pounds. "I've been telling people you can be 50 and fly, but when I took my clothes off, I wasn't looking fly."
Harvey, who celebrated his 51st birthday Thursday, defines "fly" as looking great, but also being healthy and spiritually strong.
"Shaving my head was more of a spiritual thing for me. I wanted to be free," he says.
Harvey starred with Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer in 2000's "The Original Kings of Comedy."