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Cher has been encouraging her son to lose weight by handing over $1,000 for every two pounds he drops.

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Cher is keen to see her son succeed, so she has been offering a monetary reward for every pound dropped.

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In a post on, the "Believe" hitmaker writes, "I'm paying him 1K a lb. 2 [to] lose weight... So he has made $65,000!"