Absolutely Fabulous - Hysterectomy Surgery Prompted Dawn French's Drastic Weightloss

Absolutely Fabulous co-creator and star Dawn French has come clean about her drastic weightloss, revealing she had to shed the pounds three years ago (11) to undergo a hysterectomy.

The comedienne lost close to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms) so doctors could perform keyhole surgery following a cancer scare.

French opened up about the health drama as she kicked off her one-woman stage show in Sheffield, England on Thursday (05Jun14), explaining she opted to have her womb removed when her doctor feared she had uterine cancer, and rather than invasive surgery, the star opted for a keyhole procedure.

However, in order to have the operation, she was told she would need to lose weight.

The Vicar of Dibley star told the audience at her first U.K. show, "When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so. Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover. So, I set about dropping a few stone.

"(There was) no magic wand, just tiny, joyless low-cal (calorie) eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks. It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone."


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Hilary Morgan

I was over weight and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it's been a life changer. I'm a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I've been doing then I'd be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at secretosdelara@gmail.com and I'll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I've tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day

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