Mariah’s secret weight-loss surgery
Singer takes drastic measure to ‘feel sexy again’
It seems that all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is a smaller waistline (yes, we went there) – so, given that the singer only has a few weeks to lose weight, she’s had a gastric sleeve fitted.
As heat told you earlier this year, Mimi had gained 4st thanks to her (actually quite appealingsounding) wine and mash potato diet, taking her to 13st. But after growing tired of online abuse about her fuller figure, she reportedly underwent the operation last month, which restricts the amount you can eat.
“She would stay up late at night reading comments about herself online while tucking into desserts for comfort, and she knew she had to take action,” heat’s insider says. “She couldn’t give up her food when she was feeling this miserable. She wanted to give herself a break and a confidence boost to get through the hard times she’s been having.”
But Mimi’s not just relying on medical help, as the booze and potatoes seem to be off the menu for the time being. “Mariah’s started a full body-blitz programme to make herself feel sexy while she tries to get back on top,” our source explains. “She’s hired a top LA dietician, a new trainer, and ordered a gym to be installed in her Hollywood home.” If all goes to plan, we’ll be seeing the singer in some sexy festive outfits, as she’s already lost over 2st.
“She had got to a point when none of her stage outfits fitted her any more. They are all custommade, but Mariah always says she’s a size smaller than she really is, so when the dresses arrive, she’s always spilling out of them,” our source adds. “For her Christmas tour, she’s got a very tight festive red romper she wanted to wear, but during rehearsals she couldn’t even get it on.”