Randy Jackson Illness: After Receiving a “Wake-Up Call” Diagnosis, Star Lost and Kept off Eight Stone!

A THIN Randy Jackson, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, claims to be healthier than ever thanks to the eight stones he lost following his diagnosis.

As the former American Idol judge has returned to television this year looking thin, fans and observers alike have expressed concern about his well-being in recent months. After leaving the talent show in 2014, Jackson returned for the show’s anniversary episode in May. A Twitter user expressed concern over Randy Jackson’s health, writing, “I’m sorry but Randy Jackson does not look like he’s in good health.”

A condition linked to unintentional weight loss, the star was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003.

Since his TV return, however, Jackson, 65, has discussed his low weight with People Magazine, explaining that he is making a concerted effort to keep the weight loss he achieved after gastric bypass surgery in 2003.


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The celebrity, who weighed about 25 and a half stone before his weight loss in the early 2000s, lost about eight stones after surgery.

It was after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that he made the conscious decision to begin dieting.

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Randy Jackson revealed the following about his experience with gastric band surgery: “It really helps get things going.

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“You lose a lot of weight quickly, but keeping it off is a different story; once you reach your goal weight, your mind says, ‘Okay, phew. Hello, I’ve just landed. Now I can officially start the celebration and break out the cheesecakes.”

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Medical staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach, which is then connected to the small intestine in gastric bypass surgery.

Reduced collecting space means less food is needed to achieve satiety, which in turn aids in calorie reduction.