Though she is no stranger to yo-yo-dieting, Ricki Lake's recent weight gain has left many worried about the actress' health.
“She looks as if she’s gained 80 pounds,” Dr. Stuart Fischer, who has not treated the 46-year-old Hairspray star, told Radar Online.
“If she keeps this up, she’ll put herself at risk for 65 life-threatening diseases," Fischer added.
Ricki in October 2013 (left) and August 2015 (right). (Photo Credits: Getty Images | Splash)
Ricki's latest weight fluctuation is reportedly due to her recent divorce from her second husband, jewelry designer Christian Evans. The former couple — who tied the knot in 2012 — announced their separation after two years of marriage last October.
The proud mom — she has two sons, Milo, 18, and Owen, 13 — was previously hitched to illustrator-bartender Rob Sussman from 1994 until 2005.
Ricki and her ex-husband Christian in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Every time her weight goes up, she increases her blood sugar and cholesterol to dangerous levels,” Fischer said of Ricki's newest weight gain.
“Every time she uses a starvation diet, she risks cardiac arrest and stroke. She’s not a kid anymore. Her body just can’t take it," the doctor added.