NJ gov.: Frustration fueled weight-loss surgery

NJ gov.: Frustration fueled weight-loss surgery

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - MAY 14: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (2L) talks to Britain's Prince Harry (2R) while visiting the area hit by Superstorm Sandy May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. New Jersey sustained about $37 billion worth of damage from the storm. (Photo by Mel Evans-Pool/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 6:36 AM

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he underwent secret weight-loss surgery because he had been feeling frustrated and angry over his inability to slim down.

The governor told people attending an event at a Princeton bookstore on Tuesday that he got upset with himself when his clothing wouldn't fit.

The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/11E1lRm ) reports Christie appeared at the shop with MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to promote Brzezinski's new book "Obsessed," which includes an interview with Christie about his weight.

The governor says he often hears from people who don't understand the struggle.

Christie says "It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'?"

In February, he had a band surgically placed around his stomach to restrict how much food he could eat.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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