Lavell Crawford 120 Pounds Lighter & Still Funny As Ever! [VIDEO]
At the 2016 Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey, comedian Lavell Crawford showed off his new shape and weight loss. Crawford lost over 120 pounds after having the gastric sleeve operation in March.
In an interview with ‘Sway In the Morning’ in early 2016, Crawford gave his reasons for the weight loss procedure:
“I’m 47 and I’ve got a beautiful 5-year-old son that I want to be around for. I’ve got a beautiful wife that I want to be here for. I don’t want to leave her hanging.”
While performing the gastric sleeve, surgeons start by breaking the procedure up into two stages. The first stage is to reduce the size of the stomach. The second stage is done a year later after the patient loses some weight. The second stage of the procedure would include bypassing some of the intestines to reduce calorie absorption.
Crawford says that he had to lose weight on his own first to even qualify for the procedure.
“When you listen to your wife and your blood pressure, you’ve got to change some things. I’m walking and doing some medical things.”
In the video below, you can see Steve Harvey hardly recognizes the comedian in his slimmer, new look. Harvey jokes as he is able to place and connect his arms around the comedian now.
Crawford had the whole award show rolling in laughter as he joked about himself now and in the past.
“I’m coming up! The Neighborhood Awards had me around food for the past four or five years: best barbecue, best soul food…now I’m presenting on a category that doesn’t have food in it. I’m on the come up!”.
But real, truly awesome part of Lavell losing all that weight was the reason behind it. When you see him…