Report: Christie went under the knife to reduce weight

The New York Post reports this morning that Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent stomach surgery in February in an effort to trim his waist line.

Christie told the Post that he agreed to the lap-band operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50.

“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” he told former AP reporter Beth DeFalco. “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”

Christie checked into the hospital under an assumed name, the report says.

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Report: Christie went under the knife to reduce weight