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How Rosie O'Donnell Opted for Weight Loss Surgery

Heisenberg Published On Fri May 15 2020   Modified On Fri May 15 2020
How Rosie O'Donnell Opted for Weight Loss Surgery

Grab all the details on the weight loss surgery done by Rosie O'Donnell in order to cut more than 64 pounds off her body weight.

Roseann O'Donnell is well known as the host of the syndicated daytime talk show, 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show.' She also worked as the moderator on the daytime talk show The View, from 2006 to 2007, and also hosted the talk show 'The Rosie Show' on OWN briefly from 2011 to 2012.

Rosie O'Donnell, besides her works as a host, has a reputation for her philanthropic efforts too. She's a foster and adoptive mother, and she's also been an outspoken advocate for lesbian rights and gay adoption issues. That is how she earned the nickname of 'Queen of Nice.' Putting aside her contributions to charity and support for minority groups, Rosie has also been known to pull off a successful weight loss. How did she do it? Let's find out.

Rosie's Heart Attack in 2012 Was a Wake-Up Call For Her Weight Loss  

It all started when she had a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 50. The incident changed her life forever and became a factor driving her to undergo weight loss in the first place. Her doctors told her in her hospital bed that she was lucky to be alive as she narrowly escaped death. The doctors then warned her to lose weight, saying, 'We need you to lose 50 lbs. in the next year, but you can t have surgery or anything in the next year because you've had a heart attack.'

Doctors advised Rosie O'Donnell to undergo weight loss.

Doctors advised Rosie O'Donnell to undergo weight loss.
Source: Page Six

She tried her best to decrease her weight for a year, and she's been doing so ever since. But, she still weighed over 200 pounds. Her work life didn't help either, and she was under a lot of pressure and stress. After a year of her heart attack, her doctors told her to undergo vertical sleeve surgery because there were rare chances of her surviving the second heart attack.

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Rosie O'Donnell Went From 240 to 176 Pounds in 2 Years, Losing 64 Pounds in the Process

In 2013, Rosie O'Donnell underwent gastric sleeve surgery, which removes a large portion of the stomach and leaves space for only a small part of the food. Rosie has said that the operation helped her keep her appetite in control and eat much less than she used to.

Rosie O'Donnell went from 240 pounds to 176 pounds in two years.

Rosie O'Donnell went from 240 pounds to 176 pounds in two years.
Source: CNN 

On her interview with People, Rosie said, 'Believe it or not, that surgery changed my life. It doesn't reroute your intestines. You have no issue with going to the bathroom in public. But your relationship with food ends.

Soon Rosie didn't have to put a massive effort into cutting down her weight. In two years from her surgery in 2013, she went from 240 pounds to 176 pounds. Her 64-pound weight loss has helped her live a much healthier life. And the 58-year-old cannot help herself but talk about the benefits of weight loss.

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In an article by People, Rosie told of how she's doing well with the weight loss. She said, 'I don't have sleep apnea anymore. I'm able to run and play with the kids or get a bathing suit.' 

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