TOWIE’s James Argent had weight loss surgery in April after getting to 27 stone and doctors telling him he was playing with death
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James Argent, known as Arg, has revealed how he has managed to lose 11 stone since April.
The ex-TOWIE star underwent weight loss surgery seven months ago after reaching 27 stone and being told by doctors that he was risking death.
He has now reached his goal weight of 15.7 stone and improved his relationship with food as a result.
Arg chose to have a gastric sleeve operation which is where a section of the stomach is removed which reduced the amount of food it can hold.
He had the operation at the Transform Hospital Group at the private Burcot Hall Hospital near Birmingham, which cost £10,000.
Arg began putting on weight during lockdown when he swapped his drug and alcohol addiction for junk food.
Doctors told him that due to his weight and bad asthma, he would be high risk if he were to contract Covid.
The Sun reported that Arg said: “But after I binged, I was so exhausted I’d end up just staying in bed and not leaving the house. Then one afternoon my mum …….