When American Idol aired its first season in 2002, Randy Jackson became an instant hit with the audience. By season 2, the Journey bassist was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery leading to a dramatic weight loss transformation.
Before his 2003 gastric bypass surgery, Randy weighed over 350 pounds.
“I started on this health regimen many years ago while I was on Idol. I think [it was the] second season,” the Name That Tune star said during a January 2021 interview on Today. “Lost a ton of weight, started gaining it back, then went on my own journey to try and discover, ‘How do I keep it off? What do I do?'”
After the surgery, the record producer lost over 100 pounds and started an exercise regimen of Pilates and spinning.
Keep scrolling to see photos of Randy’s weight loss transformation.
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