America has an interesting fascination with celebrity. We build up certain people to be larger than life and then follow their every move and decision. The United States, as a country, also struggles with obesity and weight loss. Many celebrities also struggle with weight issues and the famous people on this list have all undergone weight loss surgery to help start their weight loss journey. Which celebrities have had weight loss surgeries?
As technology progresses we get lazier and move less, staring at screens, while simultaneously our food is gets less and less natural. It's a terrifying and vicious cycle that puts our waistlines on the rise. Being under daily public scrutiny, as these celebrities are, they feel even more pressure to look a certain way.
From gastric bypass to the LAP-BAND, many celebrities have had surgery to get started on a healthier lifestyle and achieve their weight loss goals. This list features famous celebrities who have had their stomachs stapled or have the Lap Band. TV personalities like Al Roker and Star Jones, many musicians, and even a few famous athletes and coaches have undergone weight loss surgery.Read through the list below to find out which famous people have had a weight loss procedure.
Sharon Osbourne underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1999. In a recent interview, Osbourne explained that having the surgery made her feel like a cheat. She had the band removed in 2006 and now maintains her weight with diet and exercise.
Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Promoter, Film Producer, Talent manager, + more
Credits: The Talk, The X Factor, The Sharon Osbourne Show, America's Got Talent
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"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson had gastric bypass surgery in 2003. He dropped over 100 lbs after having the procedure. In 2008, Jackson announced that he suffers from type 2 diabetes.
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Profession: Bassist, Record producer, Television producer, A&R executive, Musician, + more
Credits: American Idol, America's Best Dance Crew, Soul Men, The Sing-Off, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, + more
#19 on The Best Reality Show Judgessee more on Randy Jackson
"Tommy Boy" actor Brian Dennehy reportedly had LAP-BAND surgery in the early 2000s.
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Stock broker, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Ratatouille, First Blood, Romeo + Juliet, Arrest & Trialsee more on Brian Dennehy
Roseanne Barr had gastric bypass surgery in 1998. She has been public about her decision to go under the knife. She jokes, "I had my entire digestive system removed, so I should look thinner."
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Author, + more
Credits: Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital, The Tipping Point
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