New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) secretly underwent weight-loss surgery earlier this year, his office and campaign have confirmed.
Christie initially disclosed that he underwent the surgery, known as lap band surgery, in an interview published Tuesday by the New York Post.
“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” he told the Post. “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”
Christie aides confirm he checked into the hospital on Feb. 16. They will not say whether he has lost weight or, if so, how much.
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