Rosie O’Donnell Admits She Underwent Weight Loss Surgery

Posted Saturday February 15, 2014 1:08 AM GMT

Revealing personal secrets regarding her trimmed-down figure, Rosie O’Donnell just recently admitted that she underwent weight loss surgery.

Making her admission public, the talk show host stated that she went under the knife, enduring the vertical gastric sleeve surgery procedure in July 2013, losing 40 pounds immediately after.

Attending the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Detroit on Friday (February 14), the comedian brought forth the news, telling visitors that she considered the surgery as a result of a heart attack in 2012.

Rosie stated that she wanted to make some lifestyle changes, and began dieting and exercising, in compliance with the orders given by her doctor.

Eventually, after struggling with her weight for more than a year, Rosie decided that it was time for more drastic measures, saying, "I did it to save my life."

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