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  Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Weight-Loss Surgery
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Last EditedBen  Mar 30, 2005 08:07am
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News DateWednesday, March 30, 2005 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAfter weeks of speculation over his svelte new physique, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has revealed how he managed to drop nearly 50 pounds: weight-loss surgery.

In a letter in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times, the congressman said he had the procedure in December and is now down to about 200 pounds on his 5-foot-9-inch frame.

Last week, the newspaper quoted Jackson as saying he lost weight with the help of weekly "shots in the butt" to boost his metabolism - but he would not elaborate.
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