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Graham Elliot underwent weight loss surgery on Tuesday, People reports.

The MasterChef judge had a sleeve gastrectomy, in which the doctor removed about 80 percent of his stomach, after nearly hitting 400 pounds.

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"Weight is something I've battled all my life," Elliot told the magazine before the surgery. "It's hard to get in and out of a car, tie my shoe or play with my kids. This is what I need to do for my family."

Elliot is the father of three sons, Mylo, 6, Conrad, 2, and Jedediah, 10 months.

MasterChef airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.