16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Etta James

Etta James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Singer Etta James underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003. After the surgery, James stated that she had trouble keeping food down. She said, “I went through a depression. You’re doing well, and then all of a sudden you’re not. I thought I was going to fail.” After seeing the scale continuously drop, James felt a wave of success that motivated her to keep the weight off.

Age: Died at 73 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

23. Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. underwent bariatric surgery in 2004. Jackson is rumored to have had a duodenal switch medical procedure to help with his weight.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina,

24. Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Singer Jennifer Holliday was one of the first celebrities to try gastric bypass surgery when she underwent the procedure in 1990. Her mental and physical health were the motivating factors in Holliday’s decision to go under the knife.

Age: 58

Birthplace: Riverside, Texas

25. Deborah Voigt

Deborah Voigt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Opera singer Deborah Voigt had gastric bypass surgery in 2004, after she could not fit into an essential costume while performing at the at Royal Opera House that same year.

Age: 58

Birthplace: Wheeling, Illinois

26. John Daly

John Daly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Pro golfer John Daly underwent a Lap-Band procedure in 2008. The procedure briefly helped Daly’s golf game, but soon enough he felt that he had lost muscle amongst the weight loss.

Age: 52

Birthplace: Carmichael, California

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