In the most recent issue of Glamour Magazine, Star Jones finally outs her WLS, which she had in August of 2003. (Damn, woman, you've been holding out for four years?) She had been dodging the issue, saying that she had medical intervention for her dramatic weight loss, but never outing her actual method.
I don't know where this tidbit came from, (Rosie, from someone else's article), but it's funny:
"Pilates my butt," read a recent post about Star Jones. "That's how she said she lost 200 pounds," O'Donnell says, her voice rising. "Here's what annoys me about Star Jones. As a former fatty, she has an obligation to her tribe. And to write a book about how to be the perfect woman that she now is, and to leave out gastric bypass ..., itâs just like selling BS to the point that it's sickening." She shakes her head. "She pretends that she was never one of us. And she pushed away a plate of Oreos with Joy [Behar, co-host of The View]. They had new Double Stuf Oreos they had to eat obviously because they had a Nabisco deal at ABC, and Star goes, 'I'll just have one, because I have self-control.' And I thought, Joy's gonna say it. Sheâs gonna say, 'You lying sack of poop, you can only eat one because you poop soup!' Authenticity is the only thing that people want to buy. If you give them the choice between loving Star Jones lying or loving Star Jones telling the truth, they're going to love Star Jones telling the truth."
Star has got a new show on Court TV - and she's now feeling the urge to 'splain herself before people starting poking her with a stick. Not that they hadn't already been prodding her with questions: "Miss Jones, have you had Gastric Bypass Surgery?"
Star never shared the truth, merely made herself look like a snot for ignoring the questions and not owning up to it. She says that Telling The World! Now! (four years, several reconstructive surgeries LATER)gives her the control she hungered for.
In Star's own words from the Glamour article:
"Two years ago, while I was still on The View, a lady from Georgia wrote me a letter that took me to task for not âbeing thereâ for her as she faced her own health crisis. After I left The View, many women told me they felt empowered by my honesty over having been firedâbut wished I was willing to be as honest about my weight loss. They were right: Gastric bypass surgery saved my life, and though I still believe wholeheartedly that health decisions are private and should remain between a doctor and his patient, keeping this decision private started to feel hypocritical and cumbersome. I couldnât justify it any longer.
In fact, true freedom and healing started to come when I began to talk about my surgery with strangers, around the time I left The View. I talked openly to people at the airport, to my taxi driver, to women in my exercise class, even to women in the middle of Target while shopping. We talked about my gastric bypass, their lap-band surgery, my breast lift and the loose skin some of us were dealing with. At first, I was terrified someone would sell me out to the tabloids, but as I began to trust the lessons I was learning about not being able to control everything, I was able to relax. And guess what? No one ever shared my story. How ironic: I was hell-bent on keeping the specifics of my weight loss private in an effort to maintain controlâyet talking about my weight loss finally gave me the control Iâd hungered for."
Being on TV isn't the way to be private - I guess getting this bit out of the way before her new show starts is a good thing.
Glamour Magazine asks this, to it's readers online: Would you ever have weight loss surgery? Would you tell anyone about it?
(I'm not answering that. I think you know my answer. Freaking duh.)