Carnie Wilson Undergoes a Second Weight-Loss Surgery
Carnie Wilson is holding on to her career and health, thanks to a second weight-loss surgery.
The Wilson Phillips singer underwent lap-band surgery on January 18, People reports. In the procedure, a silicone gastric band is placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity by reducing the amount of food consumed. Since undergoing the surgery, Wilson has lost a total of 30 pounds.
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"It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," Wilson says. "It's all about taking good care of myself."
Wilson, 43, underwent gastric bypass, a different weight-loss surgery, in 1999 and ultimately lost 150 pounds. She regained some of her weight, however, and even appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006 in another attempt to shed the pounds. Her doctor advised her to consider having the gastric band placed after she had regained two-thirds of her weight, her blood-sugar levels began climbing, and she became in danger of developing diabetes.
Bridesmaids scene-stealers Wilson Phillips launch reality show for TV Guide Network
In the upcoming premiere of TV Guide Network's reality show, Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, Wilson's health becomes the focus when it's apparent she won't be able to keep up the rigors of a comeback tour if she doesn't lose weight. She reveals to her fellow bandmates, her sister Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, that she's decided to undergo the lap-band surgery four weeks before their comeback tour is scheduled to kick off.
The group has also reunited to record the comeback album Dedicated which will drop on April 3. The album will cover songs originally sung by their famous musician parents — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
The eight-episode reality series Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On premieres on Sunday, April 8 at 9/8c on TV Guide Network.