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Rosie O’Donnell: I Had Weight Loss Surgery

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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Rosie O’Donnell has revealed that she had weight loss surgery.

The comedian and TV personality underwent the vertical gastric sleeve surgery procedure in July 2013, subsequently dropping 40 pounds.

O’Donnell went public with the news at Friday’s Go Red for Women Luncheon in Detroit.

After suffering a heart attack in 2012, O’Donnell began to change her lifestyle, dieting and exercising in accordance with her doctor’s orders.

But when she was still struggling with her weight (and related health issues) after approximately a year, the star opted to have the surgery.

“I did it to save my life,” she says.

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