At 27st doctors said I’d die – so I lost 11st in seven months, reveals Arg

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James Argent looked thinner than ever as he demonstrated his incredible weight loss while singing at his friend’s wedding.

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Tovey Starr, 33, has lost 11 stones after undergoing a gastric sleeve operation.

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James Argent showed his slim look at his friend’s weddingcredit: real_arg/instagram
The Towie star was the wedding singer at her friend's wedding ceremony

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The Towie star was the wedding singer at her friend’s wedding ceremonycredit: real_arg/instagram

The reality star is feeling better than ever about how he looks, and to celebrate, he offered to be the wedding singer for his friend.

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Arg shared his friend’s big day on Instagram, where he can be seen dancing with the bride.

He looked almost unrecognizable, as he showed off his slim frame.

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Arg is known for singing, and frequently performs in clubs and pubs.

Last night he was performing with his own group called The Arg Band.

Last month Arg exclusively revealed how he feared he’d starve himself to death after bingeing on fast food, fizzy drinks and snacks, leaving him almost 27th.

He proudly revealed that he has reached his goal weight of 15th 7lb after losing almost 11th.

Arg, who began piling on the pounds in lockdown after kicking his cocaine and alcohol addiction, was told by doctors he was “on death row” – but eventually his mother Patricia asked her mother Patricia to seek help. broke in tears in the bedroom.

He told us: “Binging made me tired and lethargic, so I used to make plans every day to visit friends, get a job, or achieve something.

“But when I binge, I was so exhausted that I was just staying in bed and not leaving the house.

“Then one afternoon my mother found me in bed and started crying.

“She said, ‘I don’t recognize my son anymore.’ That was a big wake-up call.

“Also, I have reached the height of the heaviest pandemic ever and doctors said that I was dying to death because I had bad asthma and was morbidly obese, which was a major factor in the spread of COVID-19. To catch was the worst possible combination. ,

“I could have been a goner, so I knew I had to do something.”

Arg, who had a major abdominal op in April to limit his food consumption, said his eating disorder spiraled out of control after hitting his substance addictions, causing him to suffer two fatal overdoses. .

‘Comfort-food to escape from emotions’

After succeeding in rehab in Thailand in early 2020, he replaced drinks and drugs with junk food.

He told us: “I was in a good place. I had a healthy balance of food and exercise, a good routine, and I was clean and sober for three months.

“Then as soon as I got home, we went into lockdown, so all my plans to be active and busy with work with boxing and swimming were thrown to the wind.

“I was living alone and even though I wasn’t doing the drinks or drugs that I was so proud of, I was eating comfortably out of boredom and to escape the emotions, and it spiraled out of control.”

The £10,000 gastric op – which Arg paid for itself – was performed by Transform Hospital Group at the private Bercot Hall Hospital near Birmingham.

Due to the drastic reduction in stomach size, Arg can eat only small portions of food, causing his weight to drop dramatically.

James has lost 11 stones

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James has lost 11 stonescredit: real_arg/instagram
He had a major abdominal operation in April to limit his food consumption.

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He had a major abdominal operation in April to limit his food consumption.credit: Louis Wood News Group Newspaper Ltd.

James Argent looks slimmer for years while working out at the gym after losing weight

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