Five Celebrities Who Had Gastric Bypass Surgery

Five Celebrities Who Had Gastric Bypass Surgery

These celebs took their weight loss to the extreme and had gastric bypass surgery.    Like most of us there are celebrities who have struggled with their weight.   Many of these celebrities, who are scrutinized in the public eye, have turned to weight loss surgery.  We’ve all seen the photos, amazing before and after transformations thanks to gastric bypass surgery by celebs like Carnie Wilson, Roseanne Barr and Sharon Osbourne to name a few.  Althought the transformations are amazing not all of the celebrities who get the surgery maintain the weight loss.  People have to make changes in their lifestyle as well to be successful.  Below are a few celebs who had the bypass surgery some maintained their weight loss while other put the weight back on.

Randy Jackson American Idol judge underwent  gastric bypass surgery.  Randy explained it was not about vanity: “I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic. So thinking about how to do it, I tried all kinds of diets, everything under the sun. I was like: I really need to do something to nip this in the bud right now. It worked for me, but I hesitate to recommend it for people because it’s like a personal life decision. It’s a life choice because you change and alter your complete life when you do this.”

Sharon Osbourne had a gastric bypass surgery in 1999 and lost over 100 pounds.   Her weight loss was not without problems however, and in 2006 she opted to have her gastric band removed to focus on her psychological problems with food.

Star Jones had  gastric bypass surgery.  She initially denied she had the surgery but later admitted it and said: “First, I didn’t know if the surgery would work.  I had spent my entire adult life telling everyone that I was fine with the way I looked. I never thought I’d have to explain it. But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me.”

Roseanne Barr, in 1998 Roseanne had a gastric bypass.   Roseanne waited eight months after surgery before telling anyone her weight loss was down to a gastric bypass operation.  Roseanne managed to gain much of the weight she lost after surgery and now accepts she will never be slim. Roseanne joked “my stomach is the size of a walnut, yet I still gorge. I’m still fat and always will be. I don’t care”.

Carnie Wilson had her bypass surgery in 1999. Unfortunately she later regained quite a bit of this weight, partly as a result of her pregnancy.

Most of these celebs still struggle with their weight and have gained all they have lost.  What do you think is gastric bypass surgery a solution to obesity or is the good old fashion dieting and changing your eating habits better?

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