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Complete and *OFFICIAL* List of Every Celebrity Who Had Weight Loss Surgery



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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.

  1. Sharon Osbourne: LAP-BAND in 1999
  2. Randy Jackson: Gastric bypass in 2003
  3. Brian Dennehy: LAP-BAND in the early 2000s
  4. Roseanne Barr: Gastric bypass in 1998
  5. John Popper: Gastric bypass in 1999

  6. Star Jones: Gastric bypass in 2003

  7. Al Roker: Gastric bypass 2002

  8. Anne Rice: Gastric bypass in 2003

  9. Carnie Wilson: Gastric bypass in 1999, Lap-Band in 2012

  10. Ralphie May: Gastric bypass in 2003

  11. Patti Austin: Gastric bypass in 2004

  12. Graham Elliot: Sleeve gastrectomy in 2013

  13. Lisa Lampanelli: Sleeve gastrectomy in 2012

  14. Rex Ryan: LAP-BAND in 2010

  15. Chris Christie: LAP-BAND in 2013

  16. Adam Goldstein: Gastic bypass in 2003

  17. Ann Wilson: LAP-BAND in 2002

  18. Diego Maradona: Gastric bypass in 2005

  19. Paul Wall: Gastric sleeve in 2010

  20. Charlie Weis: Gastric bypass in 2002

  21. William Moody: Gastric bypass in 2003

  22. Etta James: Gastric bypass in 2001

  23. Jesse Jackson, Jr.: Duodenal Switch in 2004

  24. Jennifer Holliday: Gastric bypass in 1990

  25. Deborah Voigt: Gastric bypass in 2004

  26. John Daly: LAP-BAND in 2008

  27. Khaliah Ali: LAP-BAND in 2008
  28. Anne Diamond: LAP-BAND in 2005
  29. Joseph R. Gannascoli: LAP-BAND 2003
  30. Caitlin Van Zandt: LAP-BAND in 2008
  31. David Lange: Gastric bypass in 1982
  32. Fern Britton: LAP-BAND in 2006
  33. Jineane Ford: LAP-BAND in 2007
  34. Benedict Francis: LAP-BAND in 2009
  35. Mikey Robbins: LAP-BAND in 2006
  36. Lauren Manzo: LAP-BAND in 2011
  37. Corey Harrison: LAP-BAND in 2010
  38. Jo Marie Payton: Gastric bypass in 1985
  39. Rosie O'Donnell: Gastric Sleeve in 2013
  40. Ron Lester: Duodenal Switch in 2001
  41. E.J. Johnson: Gastric Sleeve in 2013
  42. Elvis Duran: Gastric Sleeve in 2014
  43. Paul Wall: Gastric Bypass in 2010
  44. Lavell Crawford: Gastric Sleeve in 2016
  45. Mariah Carey: Gastric Sleeve in 2017

Please let me know if you're aware of any other celebrities that have undergone Weight Loss Surgery!

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I thought that Sharon Osbourne also had the lap band because there was big controversy over her having it removed.

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I thought that Sharon Osbourne also had the lap band because there was big controversy over her having it removed.

I just checked her Wikipedia page and you're correct.

Updated. Thanks!

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Rosie O'Donnell had a gastric sleeve.

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Thanks, great list!

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Awesome, very inspirational list. I was wondering how Graham Elliot had lost so much weight when the new season of Master Chef started, it looks like he tastes the food and doesn't swallow it and I was wondering if he had gotten a surgery and maybe just spits the bite out off camera.

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Yes, I heard Rosie O'Donnel had a sleeve and recently said she has lost 50 pounds. Smart decision after her widow maker heart attack she survived.

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I wanted to mention that Carnie Wilson was on the show "chopped", she was playing for charity and her choice of charity was for the more unfortunate people that needed surgery and couldn't afford to. She didn't win though!

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Rosie O'Donnell had a gastric sleeve.

Added, thanks!

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Many of these celebrities have inspired countless regular folks to seek life saving WLS. Thanks to them, the stigma continues to be reduced.

I'll bet at least a few of them are on these forums. If so, thank you.

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I think Arethea Franklin did too (undisclosed surgery 2010 :) and since lost lots of weight but...

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I wanted to mention that Carnie Wilson was on the show "chopped", she was playing for charity and her choice of charity was for the more unfortunate people that needed surgery and couldn't afford to. She didn't win though!

Lisa Lampanelli is active in that charity too.

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I think Jennifer Hudson did. Is Kristie Ally still thin?

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Jessie Jackson Jr had duodenal switch not gastric bypass

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