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The Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Had Weight Loss Surgery

Updated June 14, 2019 247.0k views10 items

Weight loss can be hard, especially if you don't know where to start. If you have along way to go, it can often seem like a road with no end in sight, and no matter what you try it's hard to get anywhere. Even celebrities struggle with weight loss. whether it's just a few pounds or more drastic and for the sake of health. It's no surprise, then, that many people, celebrities included, turn to weight loss surgery in order to feel better about their health and look better as well.

This list of famous people who had weight loss surgery includes Roseanne Barr, Carnie Wilson, Brian Dennehy, John Popper, Al Roker, Star Jones, Sharon Osbourne, and Randy Jackson. Including gastric bypass surgery and lap band operations, this list has it all. 

Check out this list of celebrities who have had weight loss surgery, and see just how far they were able to take their results! Some of these people might surprise you, and some advertised their new weight loss surgery all over the place. If you're thinking about making a positive change in your life and getting weight loss surgery, this list might inspire you to do just that.

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    Roseanne Barr, whose hit TV show, Roseanne, ran for 9 successful seasons on TV, underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1998. At one time she tipped the scales at over 350 pounds. Now weighing 168 pounds after losing nearly 200 pounds Barr is slim and trim.

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  • Randy is the only one of the original American Idol judges still evaluating young singers each week. Fans of the show have seen Randy shrink, losing 113 pounds after Gastric Bypass surgery in 2003. 
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    John Popper

    Lead singer of the band Blues Traveler, John had Gastric Bypass surgery in 1999 after having a severe heart attack brought on by years of overeating. He lost over 200 pounds, about half of his old body weight. 
  • In 2002, Al had gastric bypass surgery after failing at numerous diet attempts. Eight months after the surgery, the weather man reported he had dropped 100 pounds off his 320-pound figure, and whittled his waist from 54 inches to 40. In 2010 he ran in the New York City Marathon.

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