Carnie Wilson’s Second Weight-Loss Surgery Probably Won’t Be Her Last (VIDEO)

carnie wilsonPoor Carnie Wilson. The 43-year-old singer's size continues to plague her, apparently to the point where she was willing to go through weight-loss surgery twice. (Even though it obviously didn't work out so well the first time.)

Wilson lost 150 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery 13 years ago. But over time, the weight came creeping back.

Wilson blames motherhood, partly (she now has two daughters), but she knows there's more to it than that:

“I always think I am one of the the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food," she said. "I don’t know how to relax, that’s my problem."

Enter surgery #2. Same goal, different procedure: This time Wilson opted for lap-band surgery (a silicone band is placed around the stomach to create a golf ball-sized pouch).

She says she's already lost 30 pounds, but will she keep the weight off? Odds aren't in her favor ...

I hate to sound pessimistic. But a reported 50 percent of patients who undergo lap-band surgery end up having to get it re-done because the "pouch" stretches or the band erodes through the stomach lining. That's an awfully high rate of re-operation, isn't it? Other people simply don't lose weight.

I'm sure Carnie Wilson feels like she's just about out of options, and that must be a horrible way to feel. So I don't blame her for getting the second surgery done, I just don't know if it was the safest move.

Do you think it was risky for Carnie Wilson to get lap-band surgery?

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nonmember avatar Cookie

What happened to some old fashioned exercise and portion control. All I see when I read this is "I'm lazy beyond belief" and "I cant control myself." Pathetic...

zandh... zandhmom2

I think food addiction is along the same lines as drugs or alcohol addictions.  If it was as easy as "just control yourself" or "stop being lazy" the same can be said for ALL addictions. All addictions can be traced back to some form of early childhood trauma.  I wish her the best of luck and I hope she adds therapy into the mix too.

nonmember avatar megan

Imo, weight loss surgery is not worth all the risks and side effects. Esp since most people gain the weight back. It still comes down to a healthy, portion controlled diet and exersize to achieve and maintain results anyway.

Cooki... CookingMom17

Where does it say that most weight loss surgery patients gain their weight back? Wilson is a patient who cannot follow the post surgery guidelines and THAT is why she gained the weight back. Those of us who follow our doctors instructions do just fine. Please don't make generalizations.

Cooki... CookingMom17

And not all weight loss patients are lazy, inactive people without self control...there are many reasons besides those that people have weight issues. Don't be so damn quick to judge.

Wendy Finch

unfortunatly until she deals with whatever psychological traumas that have caused her food addiction, the weight won't stay off. she obviously does have a food addiction because after she had gastric bypass and couldnt eat she became addicted to alcohol instead. poor thing, she needs our prayers!

PonyC... PonyChaser

AAaaaaaand here we go again with the "it's simple, just stop eating, otherwise you're lazy" crap.


Tell me, Cookie, would you walk up to a raging alcoholic and say, "dude, it's simple. Just stop drinking!" If you'd have met Amy Winehouse, you would have told her, "sweetie, just stop shooting up!" It's really too bad you didn't meet her, she'd still be alive today, because that's all it takes, right?


Addiction to food is as real as an addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex, internet, gaming, gambling, or any of the other myriad addictions out there. The difference is, you cannot quit food cold turkey. You will die.


The addiction is to the "high" that food provides when you use it to assuage the hurt that you are feeling. Beyond that, there are addictions to sugar, which is extremely hard to quit. It's not just a matter of "eat less and exercise more" when you are convinced that you are worthless and the only thing that makes you feel better is to stuff yourself full. You could run 5 miles a day, and still have that addiction.

Rushn311 Rushn311

Gosh I didn't know you could gain all the weight back. I just think eating good, water, sleep and exercise is good enough.

suziejax suziejax

i agree rush311

nonmember avatar Jessica

After seeing her on Celebrity wife swap, calling her lazy is nice. I saw the whole interview on the Today show, and was disgusted by Anne Curry calling her BRAVE. Brave is a child fighting childhood cancer, not a lady who can't stop eating.

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