April 3rd, 2012
02:16 PM ET
The singer went on "Today" Tuesday to announce that her choice had nothing to do with aesthetics, and everything to do with her discovery that she was a borderline diabetic last year.
"I've learned I've got to take care of my health,” said the Wilson Phillips star about her continued journey to wellness, which will be chronicled on the TV Guide network's reality show, “Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On.”
“This is about health,” she said. “It's about my lifestyle. I'm laying the groundwork for myself - for my future."
If all of this seems familiar, it is: Wilson has been upfront about her weight fluctuations for more than a decade. The singer was even a cast member on VHI’s “Celebrity Fit Club” in 2006.
The mother of two has said that at her peak, she weighed in at 300 pounds - a lot to carry on her 5’3 frame.
In 1999 she turned to gastric bypass surgery to shed 150 pounds - even posing for Playboy as a result. But over the past 12 years, the weight has crept back on. Wilson says as much as two-thirds of what she had lost has returned, and so surgery seemed like the best fix.
To that end she underwent lap-band surgery this past January, and reports she has already lost 30 pounds.
"I was at the point where I did need intervention,” Wilson explained. “I'm 44 this month. I needed to take action. I needed to help myself again. What I feel now — I feel the sensation of being full quickly, which I was not feeling."
On the debut of her new reality show, the singer reportedly tells fellow band members Wendy Wilson and Chyna Phillips that she’s decided to get the procedure done a month before they embark on their comeback tour to support their new album, "Dedicated."
The show premieres on April 8.
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