Courtney Love had gastric band surgery

Courtney Love has had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, and is rather amused that we all bought her story that the loss came from half starving herself and detoxing.

The former Hole singer, 44, once wrote on her blog that she was inspired to lose weight by Oprah Winfrey who got thin by drinking slimming drinks.

But a source told the the News of the World: ‘Courtney keeps laughing to her friends and saying, ‘Everyone thinks I’ve had hypnosis but why bother with all that effort? All I did was check myself in and have a fat band fitted’.

‘Courtney has always had problems with her appearance and is convinced she is ugly and fat. Two years ago she had a gastric band fitted at a surgery in Beverly Hills.

‘Lots of doctors refused to do it as she was nowhere near obese, just a little overweight, but eventually she found one.

‘And as soon as she had the operation the excess weight started to drop off her. Now she is just skin and bones and looks terrible.’

Daily Mail

Courtney might think it’s funny that we all fell for her ruse, but we weren’t the ones who got cut open, fitted with a surgical device then sewn up again at great expense. Although, no one was really going to follow Courtney’s advice as – apart from the fact she’s a raving maniac – she claims to have lost weight using meal substitute shakes and detoxing. I’m trying to decide whether the surgery or the diets would be more torture.

Courtney recently claimed that someone has stolen Kurt Cobain’s ashes from her, and an Australian artist says she’s going to smoke them to set him free. So much for the more traditional practice of scattering them gently on a hillside. Courtney has made no statement about this, but hopefully she’ll get them back. Regardless of the ‘artistic merit’ of smoking Kurt (why do I suspect that he won’t be going alone, but rather indulged in a large joint?) I think his widow probably deserves to decide exactly how to set him free.

Here’s Courtney Love in Hawaii on 3/29/07. Credit: EDO/COB/Fame Pictures

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  1. Barb says:

    she probably is using meal replacement shakes, if your band is too tight you can’t eat, and that’s how some dimwits like it. If she found a doc who would band her at her size, i’m sure they were willing to overfill her as well.

  2. Alecto says:

    My gosh. In Louisiana you have to be at least 100lbs over weight to get that surgery. Must be nice to be rich and be able to do things the easy way. By the way,,,she looks like hell.

  3. SeVen says:

    The Doctor who fit her with the band needs to have his medical license revoked. I’ve had the LAPband and its an amazing thing if done properly.. 5 incisions. very tiny 1-3 stitches each. Its true you cannot eat solid food for a few weeks after the surgery but after that its all about portion and calorie control and exercise.

    What DOES bother me is to see people get the Gastric Bypass and the LAPband procedure confused while they are two totally different things.

  4. just me says:

    I don’t think she is too thin. It’s just that she has hanging skin from the rapid weight loss and it makes her look weird. All she needs to do is tone up and a TT to get rid of the lose skin on her abdomen. She is 44yrs old not a lot of people look like she does at her age, let’s be real about it. I do think she went over board on her face 8O

    Ultimately it’s her life and she is entitled to do what she wants with it :-)

  5. saintdevil says:

    I agree, not a lot of people look like her at age 44 – she looks 20 to 30 years older.

    Gastric band or drugs, I don’t care.

    Just another exmaple that skinnier doesn’t always mean prettier.

  6. Zoe says:

    Yes, she obviously looked way better before.

  7. Codzilla says:

    She’s gross.

  8. Roberta says:

    Actually, her rep did come forth to say that Kurt’s ashes were never stolen.

  9. JaundiceMachine says:

    I agree with you, SeVen. Her doctor should have his license revoked ASAP. It is irresponsible to put a lap band on someone who is 5-10 overweight, not to mention morally reprehensible to the social psyche, as well.

    Pretty sure Kurt would want to be rolled with opium, not weed.

  10. bitingontinfoil says:

    This is almost 2 years old!! Why is this news now??!

  11. kate says:

    ugly on the inside = ugly on the outside.

  12. Blanche says:

    just me said
    “Ultimately it’s her life and she is entitled to do what she wants with it.”

    You have no idea how this site (and others like it) work, do you? :D

  13. shananignz says:

    Im getting banded in about a month and all I hope is that in the end I don’t end up looking like that cause, DAMN!

  14. gia says:

    her body & face look more repulsive than ever!! she looks much better in the before pic…she wasnt even fat in that pic.

  15. Vern says:

    I bet the Doctor did it to shut her up more than for the $$$$, Can you imagine being trapped in an examining room with that? Yikes!
    Although it was kind of him to throw in the free lobotomy!

  16. Daisy says:

    I have a band and I have 5 scars on my stomach. I cannot see the scars on hers?

  17. gg says:

    Girlfriend needs to work out. Skin does that when you get older.

  18. westward ho says:

    “I think his widow probably deserves to decide exactly how to set him free.”

    she should set him free when he was still alive.

  19. westward ho says:

    *HAVE. she should HAVE set him free. *going for more coffee*

  20. Jeanne says:

    Courtney’s as famous as she is because of her dead husband. Fat or thin she’s weird and drugged out 99% of the time so who cares. Let her daughter have the limelight now.

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  22. me says:

    She looks fab! and damn at that age..good on her, u go girl!

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