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35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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NFL coach Rex Ryan had Lap-Band surgery in 2010. He has since lost over 100 pounds, but had the Lap-Band removed later.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ardmore, Oklahoma

Chris Christie

Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2013, losing roughly 40 percent of his excess weight within the first year.

Age: 56

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003. He lost over 100 pounds in the first year. He later died of an accidental drug overdose.

Age: Died at 36 (1973-2009)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Lead singer of Heart, Ann Wilson had Lap-Band surgery in 2002. She said that the pressure to get thin used to cause her to have panic attacks before going on stage to perform.

Age: 68

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Retired professional soccer player Diego Maradona underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2005.

Age: 58

Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina

Paul Wall

Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Rapper Paul Wall had a gastric sleeve procedure in 2010. He shed 130 pounds.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Charlie Weis

Charlie Weis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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College football coach Charlie Weis underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002. After the procedure, Weis fell into coma with complications threatening his life and later sued his surgeons.

Age: 62

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey

William Moody

William Moody is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Wrestling hypeman William Moody, aka Paul Bearer, underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003. He lost over 200 pounds as a result of the procedure. He later died of a heart attack.

Age: Died at 58 (1954-2013)

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

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