Christie reveals weight loss surgery
May 7th, 2013
08:05 AM ET

Christie reveals weight loss surgery

After turning 50 years old, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band surgery in February for the sake of his wife and kids, a source close to the governor confirmed to CNN.

Christie (pictured) told the New York Post, which first reported the story, that the invasive procedure came after his family and friends urged him to start improving his health.

"I've struggled with this issue for 20 years," he said. "For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them."


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Politics
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  1. BOMBO

    Also, he's been diagnosed with flesh eating germ. Doctors give him only 40 or 50 years.

    May 7, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    "The homeless take a back seat to cosmetic surgery"

    May 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"


    May 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    "The homeless take a back seat to cosmetic surgery".

    May 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    My sister-in-law IS DEAD from weight loss surgery.

    May 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    Why is this news?

    May 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vikingwoman

    He'll have to tweak his diet, no matter how much surgery! He should have a talk w/Carnie Wilson!!

    May 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble


    May 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rascal Rabble

    how can anyone condone this doesn't fix the behavioral gottah eat part...there's malabsorptional problems of nutrients, cramping...and rooker's diarrhea: the kind where you go on thyself...betcha the rubber band stomach can't tolerate greasy foods either...

    May 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      When all else fails.....It's time for a drastic medical intervention .It's reversible and if successful may just save his life!

      May 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rascal Rabble

    maybe if gov christie did more lap-dance rather than lap-band he would lose some weight...i sure those dollars would come in handy for his presidential

    May 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    lol@Rascal Rabble

    May 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Surprised that news about FBI 'disrupting' plan for a localized terrorist attack in Minnesota is not being reported.
    One Buford Rogers is in custody.

    May 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    tap tap...

    May 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Blocked JF Sorry for your loss

    May 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    thanks Mary.and also, I would have to agree with Banasy, she is right, there is risk with any time you have to go under general anaesthesia.

    May 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

      I was using dictation, and it kinda made it a run on sentence. But if it's any consolation to you Mary, yes, you made no reference to Banasys comment.

      May 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
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