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'Pawn Star'

Half the Hoss

He Used to Be

7/8/2011 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison from "Pawn Stars" dropped over 100 POUNDS in less than five months, TMZ has learned -- all thanks to hard work ... and a little help from his doctor.

Hoss tells TMZ, he decided to get lap band surgery back in February -- after his doctor diagnosed him as a prediabetic.

According to Hoss, he's already lost 115 pounds, and continues to shed the weight -- working out with a trainer 5 days a week ALONG with participating in Krav Maga fighting classes.

Hoss' weight issues have been a topic on the show -- and Rick even built a gym in the pawn shop to encourage Hoss and Chumlee to drop the weight.

Glad to see it's working out.



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Good for him! I've always thought he was attractive and smart, but now he looks great.

1206 days ago


Crap band has one of the worse failure rates of any weight loss surgery. He'll gain it back... wait and see.

1206 days ago


Those tatts are gonna look even worse with all that loose skin!

1206 days ago


Good for him that he lost all that weight for his health! I hope he can keep it off! I love the show, my husband and I watch it all the time! Hopefully ChumLee can follow suit!

1206 days ago



1206 days ago


this guy could loose 100 more pounds and still looks ugly with all those tats and fugly face. and the loose skin. ewh. would not want to look under that shirt. he is known to drink a hell of alot beer. its just a matter of time before he balloons up. and chumley, if he were to loose weight too, that fugly would still look ugly with his schnauser face.

1206 days ago


Very good!!

1206 days ago

P. Bastos    

he looks like jabba the hut

1206 days ago


as a fellow lap band-er i want to say congrats hoss! its not an easy thing to do and screw what anyone else is saying, "hes gonan balloon up" "its a bad procedure" "the beer will make him gain weight" there all idiots !!!!! unless you get your band loosen your not going to gain any weight, and beer is almost impossible to drink more then one cuz of the carbonation. CONGRATS TO YOU! YOU LOOK GREAT , KEEP IT UP BUDDY !! LOVE THE SHOW !!!

1206 days ago


Good for you! You look great and can officially stop wearing black all the time. Try a color! It's ok. But good work!

1206 days ago


He actually looked more normal when he was fat.

1206 days ago


Good for him. I hope he can keep it off. He looks so much better now. I was afraid he was going to fall over dead before he hit 40 at that weight. I have known 2 friends who had that surgery and gained back all the weight. You must change your life for good and exercise everyday and eat right. Good luck to him and please NO more tattoos. Maybe he can find a wife now? Maybe he can teach ole Chumley how to work out now too?

1206 days ago


He looks great; congrats to him. Hopefully Chum will follow in his footsteps, but don't count on it...

1206 days ago


It is just amazing how many haters can come out of the closet on a feel good story like this. All that hate is gunna do you in. I don'*****ch the show but good for him, couldn't have been easy.

1206 days ago


I doubt if he has any will power and will soon start to stretch out his stomach again. Most everyone I know that has a lap band or gastric bypass just stretches out their bellies withing a couple of years.

If Chumlee loses weight their bellies won't get in the way anymore!

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