Rosie O'Donnell Talks Weight Loss

Posted Monday May 12, 2014 5:08 PM GMT

Sharing her story to help others, Rosie O’Donnell spoke with reporters about her near fifty pound weight loss.

The former talk show host underwent a vertical gastric sleeve procedure last summer.

Rosie told "Access Hollywood," "It's very different than when you think of bypass surgery. It's newer. They remove two-thirds of your stomach, but everything else stays intact, and as a result of that, you can't hold as much food."

So far, the 52-year-old, who suffered a heart attack in 2012, has lost 44 pounds.

"It's a lot slower than it was at the beginning," she remarked.

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