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. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Don't the Eskimos use blubber for the oil lamps?

    May 7, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    No news about the total internet shutdown in Syria ?

    May 8, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Hello @bobcat and @saywhat, I read about the 19 hour internet blackout on BBC news. For some odd reason I haven't seen anything about this in the very commercial US news outlets. Gov Christie is this a move for the next presidential election. SMH

      May 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning @bobcat
    On Syria read an interesting article 'In Bed with Bibi' in Veterans Today.

    May 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    'Obama may back total internet surveillance' News.

    May 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    As CNN is not doing what it is supposed to do we shall have to share news on old threads.

    May 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    In other news:

    Giant African Land Snails Invade Houston.

    May 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    In even more other news : ( This headline is my take on what's being said.

    Republicans restart with hunt in Benghazi probe.

    May 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TvNyC

    Mr.Christie im proud of you... You should continue to lose some more. Get on a exercise program. Youll feel great i promise.

    May 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Good morning to you too@dazzle

    May 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A snail went into a bar and the barman said, "What's that naked woman on your back?"
    "That's Michelle," the snail said.

    May 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    This 'witch hunt" is a sham without getting to the root causes that led to Libya turning Somalia. Repubs & the mindset that rules there is responsible for much of that.

    May 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    There is an interestoing aticle about the cost/charges of medical procedures billed to Medicare/Medicaid in today's WaPo. Worth a look.

    May 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Whoa! Whoa! @bobcat
    you'r driftin' to a sensitive spot there my friend.

    May 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Internet shutdown in a war torn country is not unexpected or an aberration, I think.

    May 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rascal Rabble


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