Major Slim Downs: Stars Who Underwent Weight Loss Surgery

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  • Star Jones
  • Al Roker
  • Randy Jackson
  • Patti Austin
  • Paul Wall
  • Chris Christie
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.

Patti Austin

R&B songstress Patti Austin underwent weight loss surgery in 2005 and said she went from 300 pounds to 180 in the first year. "That was something that I was in denial about," Austin said in a 2011 interview about her decision to gain control over her weight. (Photos from Left to right: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)