After gaining a few pounds and being the target of body-shamers, Mariah Carey has reportedly undergone weight loss surgery. The 47-year-old diva got self-conscious after her fuller figure went viral for all the wrong reasons this past summer.
According to Page Six, she underwent the procedure last week and already seeing good results. “Mariah has always been proud of her curves, but this summer, as her Caesars Palace residency came to a close, and then she went on tour with Lionel Richie, she noticed it became harder to dance, and she was getting a lot more criticism online from body shamers," the source said.
Mariah in June 2017 vs. Oct. 2017. (Photo Credit: Splash)
Mariah has always defended her curves, revealing she never steps on the scale. “I never weighed myself. People will think I’m a liar but it’s true . . . I’m a big-boned girl, I’m tall, and so I always weigh more," she told Us Weekly. Instead, she credited her 70-pound weight loss following the birth of twins to a strict diet and exercise. Her husband at the time, Nick Cannon, also gushed about her body. "She is sexy at any size, but she feels great and is literally glowing," he wrote on his blog. "That happy confident glow is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.”
However, it seems like the "We Belong Together" singer wanted a quick fix this time around. Previously, In Touch reported that Mariah was body-shamed by members of her audience during the last night of her Vegas residency. "Some audience members immediately started whispering about her appearance — her costumes were incredibly revealing and tight. She looked bigger all over, but Mariah was flaunting every curve," the eyewitness said. "One audience member said she looked like a sausage encased in glitter and others were saying she needs to change her clothes."
And it seems like the people surrounding Mariah were afraid to bring up her weight gain. "No one on her team would dare tell her that an outfit is too snug or that she should lay off the late-night cocktails, sweets and refrigerator raids," the insider added. "If they did, they’d be looking for a new job." Do you, dahling.