Dancing with the Stars alumna Kirstie Alley is reportedly fat again. The Cheers star finally won her battle of the bulge last year by losing a whopping 75 pounds. For a while, Alley actually resembled her former beautiful svelte and fashionable self. But alas, she's reportedly bloated back up again, regaining almost all her weight and breaking--er--tipping the scales at an elephantine 200 pounds. Much worse, according to insiders, her health is in jeopardy. Rumor has it that Kirstie tried unsuccessfully to conceal her "bloated body in a floor-length floral dress at the recent Book Expo America event in New York City while promoting her upcoming memoir." As you can see in the photo here, it didn't work. According to insiders, her new book is part of the problem.
"Kirstie's under a lot of pressure to get her book done," explains an insider, "so she's been holed up at her homes in Florida and Kansas over the last few months writing." Her weight seems to fluctuate with her moods. Based on her appearÂance in New York, she's clearly gorging on food again and has hit 200 pounds. She's trying to hide her bloated body in big, loose dresses, but she's not fooling anyone."
At 5' 8" tall, La Alley claims she weighed 230 at her heaviest, but insiders say it was more like 300. Now, even at her current porcine 200 pounds, she's risking serious health consequences, including heart problems, diabetes, and...undue stress on her joints."
Sad. Hopefully, this once beautiful and athletic woman will get herself together, finish her memoir, The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente), and get back to her diet and exercise regimen.
Good luck, Kirstie Alley.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.