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Carnie Wilson recently surprised the world and her Wilson Phillips bandmates, Chynna Phillips and sister Wendy Wilson, with the news that she was going to undergo a weight loss procedure.
According to omg!, this was Carnie’s second weight loss procedure in the past 13 years. She first underwent weight loss surgery in 1999, but after regaining most of the 150 pounds that she had lost, she decided to have lap band surgery.
The New York Daily News reports that Carnie went on The Dr. Oz Show and explained that the birth of her children is what “derailed” her weight loss.
The surprise of the surgery caused some tension between Carnie and her band mates as the short notice resulted in the cancellation of one of their tour dates.
“Carnie actually waited a really long time before she broke the news to us that she was going to be getting the surgery,” Chynna revealed to omg! “It took me by surprise, it was a little bit of a shock. Listen, I had to do Dancing with the Stars, that kind of came out of nowhere, and they understood. I should have had a little more patience with Carnie.”
All of this can be seen on the band’s new TV Guide reality show, Wilson Phillips: Hold on, which premiered on April 8 to 500,000 viewers and triple the average TV Guide female audience. They also have recently released their fifth album, Dedicated, which is a collection of their famous parents’ greatest hits. Carnie and Wendy’s father is The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, and Chynna’s parents are John and Michelle Phillips of the 1960s group, The Mamas & the Papas.