Speaking at a Chicago event for the American Heart Association, Rosie O’Donnell yesterday revealed that she has had weight loss surgery.
O’Donnell had a Vertical Gastric Sleeve, a procedure that removes part of the stomach, in July 2013, one year after her heart attack. Rosie reportedly said that she has lost 40 pounds since the surgery, going from 230 pounds to 190 pounds, and added that doctors recommend she lose 40 more pounds. “I did what many woman do, and I did not take care of myself,” Rosie said. “And that’s why I’m here, to try to get women to know you’re worth it, take care of yourself and know the symptoms.”
O’Donnell had a heart attack in 2012 and credits a Bayer aspirin commercial for saving her life after she waited more than two days before seeing doctors, who then put in a stent. (Tipped by JMG reader David)