After learning that Chris Christie's health was a ticking time bomb earlier this year, we're happy to announce that the New Jersey governor went behind everyone's back and had gastric band surgery to improve his well-being!
"I've struggled with this issue for 20 years. For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them."
After his 40 minute surgery that included having a tube placed around his stomach to restrict how much food he can eat, Chris was able to leave the hospital on the same day of his medical procedure.
No word has been heard on how much the governor actually weighed, but according to reports, his weight was an estimated 300 to 350 pounds.
We're glad that Christie took a step to improve his health, and we just hope he adores the outcome!!
[Image via HRC/WENN.]
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