Energize! William Shatner Exercises To Save His Life

Ex-Captain Kirk fights a tougher foe than Klingons: the battle of the bulge!

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When pals warned him to “diet or die,” 300-pound William Shatner trimmed off 30 pounds — but sources have told The National ENQUIRER it’s too late!

The 84-year-old star, who played iconic Capt. James T. Kirk on “Star Trek,” was still a galaxy-sized 270 pounds — a good 100 pounds above the 5-foot-8 actor’s normal weight.

“It’s just too much for a man his age,” said a pal. “Bill is making a courageous effort to trim, but he’s got a long way to go.

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“And, at 84, the strain on his heart, knees and hips has to be overwhelming. It’ll be a miracle if he lives long enough to get rid of what he needs to.”

Bill was a dashing 170 pounds when he first starred as handsome Captain Kirk in the 1960s TV space drama.

But he was pounding the scales at 230 pounds by the time his Emmy-winning role as Denny Crane on “Boston Legal” ended in 2008.

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That year, he suffered dangerous heart complications while undergoing a hip replacement.

Then, last March, he had reportedly ballooned to a scary 300.

So months ago, after alarmed pals grimly warned him to “diet or die,” a worried William went on a pound-peeling program, vowing to cut the fat for his family.

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On his Twitter account, he wrote: “I have three kids in total; Leslie, Lisabeth & Melanie. They are my reason to get up & live each day to the fullest.”

Notes the source: “He’s been working out in the mornings and swims several times a week.

“Bill loves food, so it’s tough to diet. But he’s cut down on fatty foods. He’s dropped 30 pounds. But friends fear he’ll run out of time before he loses enough weight.”