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Carnie Wilson Has Surgery on Web

August 11, 1999

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Singer and former talk show host Carnie Wilson gave an unusual performance _ a live broadcast via the Internet of her gastric bypass surgery.

Wilson, the 31-year-old daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, said prior to Tuesday’s surgery that she was ``morbidly obese″ and the procedure provided a permanent solution to weight loss.

``I am so obese to the fact that I could die. That’s really what it is. I could have a massive heart attack,″ she said in a videotaped interview provided on the Web site www.adoctorinyourhouse.com.

The surgery was performed at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center by a team of doctors.

Many people who tried to see the surgery weren’t successful because the Internet server couldn’t handle the demand, a hospital spokeswoman said. The Web site features celebrities and their health problems.

Wilson, part of the now-defunct Wilson Phillips trio, said she has battled weight problems since childhood, craving sugar to the point of sneaking into the kitchen to eat powdered cake mix.

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