WENDT’S HEALTH GOES DOWN THE HATCH!
No cheers for ginormous George as he waddles toward disaster
BLOATED former Cheers star George Wendt looked like he was facing life’s last call when he was spotted struggling to walk while running errands in Los Angeles! “George is having a hard time carrying all the extra weight he’s piled on,” confirms one Hollywood insider. “He’s let himself go to the point where he’s become a prisoner in his own body!” Insiders say the aging actor — who’s virtually disappeared from public view — has lived a life of excess a lot like his famous sitcom character, Norm. The results, they add, have left him smashing the scales at a whopping 331 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame — and struggling to both breathe and walk.
The 74-year-old funnyman endured coronary bypass surgery ten years ago but doesn’t seem to follow health guidelines for heart patients. “Anybody with a history of heart issues is crazy to allow himself to get into this condition,” declares New York internist Dr. Stuart Fischer. “It’s a recipe for disaster!” A close friend of Wendt tells The National ENQUIRER he isn’t quite the party boy he used to be but, sadly, the damage has been done.
“When Cheers became a hit, George was the life of the party,” recalls the pal. “After a day’s filming, he would hit the L.A. rock clubs to see his favorite bands and kick back with a beer — or six.”
Doctors consulted by The ENQUIRER say “Norm” has made a dangerous move from the end of the bar to the edge of a catastrophic health crisis. “His weight IS dangerous — especially because it’s all in the belly,” notes longevity expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin.
“That kind of belly fat means he’s likely already a diabetic and at high risk of heart attack and stroke — and even dementia.”