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Star Jones Admits to Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted Oct 18 2008 4:09pm

Star Jones has recently admitted to Glamour magazine that she underwent gastric bypass surgery back in August 2003, resulting in a weight loss of 160 pounds over 3 years. According to, the former View cohost stated:

"Everything about me was already so public (mostly my own doing - talk about dumb!), so of course everyone wanted to know what I had done," she writes. "I was also terrified someone would have a tragic result after emulating me without making an informed decision with her doctor."
"But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me," she continues. "I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure."

I find this woman as annoying as a mosquito stuck in my ear canal. I do respect her courage with admitting her surgery, however. I just hope that she hasn't lost too much weight and has become unhealthy. It is important for patients who've had gastric bypass to make sure they are getting proper nutrition, and I fear she may not be.

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Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.
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