10 Celebs Who've Had Weight Loss Surgery
One even had gastric bypass and a lap band
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2013 12:55 PM CDT
Lisa Lampanelli arrives to the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in New York, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – Not all celebrities lose weight by subsisting entirely on air and kale. Celebuzz rounds up 10 stars who've gone under the knife to shed some pounds:

  • Sharon Osbourne got lap-band surgery in 1999 and lost 125 pounds, but by 2006 she had gained back 65 pounds and said the surgery "was not the solution to my weight struggles."
  • Randy Jackson opted for gastric bypass in 2003 and lost 114 pounds, but he's called the experience "pretty tough" and the surgery "pretty risky."

  • Lisa Lampanelli lost 52 pounds in 10 weeks after getting a laparascopic surgery last year; she convinced her husband to do the same.
  • Anne Rice, author of Interview With the Vampire, got gastric bypass in 2003 and lost 103 pounds, but later suffered an intestinal blockage that was nearly fatal.
  • Carnie Wilson got gastric bypass in 1999, losing 150 pounds, but continued to struggle with her weight and ended up getting a lap-band surgery last year.
Click for the complete list, which even includes a soccer player.

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TheGunts
Mar 31, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
The moderator is beautiful/handsome all-knowing genius who knows when "TheGunts" is keepin' it real!!!
YvonneBurnsMcCarthy
Mar 31, 2013 9:51 AM CDT
The focus is always on the ones who gained the weight back. There are never stories about those who maintained their weight loss. I had weight loss surgery 12 years ago and lost half my body weight and I've maintained. There are many reasons for surgery like resolving diabetes even before you leave the hospital. It is a well documented fact that if you are 100 plus pounds overweight and lose it on your own only 5% keep it off for 5 years. Most of us that have surgery have been in that group and have lost hundreds of pounds hundreds of times. The surgery gets you back to normal but then you must change all the things that caused you to get that way in the first place which includes why you used food to cope. Considering the way most obese people are treated they would do anything to not be that way and I did some horrible things to myself for 30 years. Now I am healthier than I've ever been in my life. Sure...some gain it back because they didn't change anything but I literally know thousands of people who have gotten their lives back and freed themselves from a bed, wheel chairs and walkers and now they are running marathons. I've been volunteering for 11 years in that community to help others learn how to change their lifestyle. Funny...everyone says it doesn't work but the moment any celebrity loses a lot of weight the general public immediately says they had weight loss surgery. Regarding celebrities...did you ever wonder who gets paid to push a certain diet or diet product who had weight loss surgery? I respect the ones that admit it because for the rest of their lives the media chases them to see if they've gained a pound. Before you give us a hard time for having surgery, walk in our shoes. I'll reply to this post with a link to a page full of people who have gotten their lives back.
Professor59
Mar 31, 2013 1:29 AM CDT
Almost everyone I know who had some kind of weight loss surgery has gone on to eat themselves right back to where they were. It's a lot of pain for nothing if you can't control yourself.