Pawn Stars’ Chumlee lost almost 200 pounds as he was ‘tired of struggling with weight’ & fans shocked by transformation

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee Russell had lost almost 200 pounds as he was “tired of struggling with weight” and the fans have become shocked by the transformation. 

Chumlee, 38, spoke to TMZ about the effects of his gastric sleeve surgery. 


Chumlee Russell underwent gastric sleeve surgeryCredit: Getty
Chumlee Russell went through a 160-pound transformation


Chumlee Russell went through a 160-pound transformationCredit: Getty Images – Getty

After undergoing the procedure at Blossom Bariatrics in Vegas, the Pawn Stars alum had gone through a 160-pound transformation.

During the operation, a large portion of the stomach had been reportedly removed in order to shrink down his stomach pouch.

His stomach size was reportedly down to the proportion of a banana. 

The reality star admitted that he has become “committed to maintaining his weight by embracing a lifestyle change.” 

He also mentioned that it was important to “have a support structure around you” during the journey. 

Chumlee decided to change his diet after hitting up to 350 pounds back in January 2019.

Back in September, fans were stunned by Chumlee’s major weight loss during the show’s new season.

The History show’s fans were thrilled over on social media with how the TV star was noticeably thinner on their screen. 


One person wrote: “I can’t believe how much weight he lost, looking good my dude.”

A second person chimed in: “I’m super proud of you for how much weight you’ve lost and how healthy you look! Great job Chumlee!”

Another commentator added: “Not seen Pawn Stars in ages, but OMG what a change. Must have lost the weight of about two men!!”


Back in 2014, Chumlee was inspired to lose weight after his friend Corey Harrison accomplished his weight loss due to his intensive diet and exercise regime.

The TV personality told PEOPLE of how he had lost almost 100 pounds by “eliminating all processed foods” before he had undergone gastric bypass surgery.

While making his decision to kickstart his weight loss, he mentioned how “it was time for me to get healthy. 

“I started at 320 [pounds] and now I’m down to 225.”

Chumlee noted how he took “everything in moderation” as his motto before he turned to the surgery in order to keep his weight down.

During a Facebook video, he told his fans: “It’s been a rollercoaster my whole life, I’ve been down, I’ve been up, I’ve been down and I’ve been up,” he told fans in a Facebook video.

Since the surgery significantly shrunk his stomach, he went on: “I already lost 38 pounds on my pre-operation diet over five or six weeks.”

Chumlee concluded that he had a goal of “200 pounds” in his sight after swelling back up to 342 despite his initial weight loss.

Chumlee Russell said it was 'time for me to get healthy'


Chumlee Russell said it was ‘time for me to get healthy’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Chumlee Russell posed with the Pawn Stars cast


Chumlee Russell posed with the Pawn Stars castCredit: Kobal Collection – Shutterstock
Chumlee Russell had a large portion of the stomach shrunken down


Chumlee Russell had a large portion of the stomach shrunken downCredit: Facebook
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