'The View' Host Star Jones Reynolds Disputes Plastic Surgery Reports
LOS ANGELES Mar 28, 2006 (AP)— Star Jones Reynolds said Monday that reports of her plastic surgery perils were greatly exaggerated.
Jones Reynolds, a host of "The View," called the daytime talk show to discuss her breast-lift surgery and to dispute what another host, Meredith Vieira, described as "rumors circulating that she almost died."
"How are you, Star?" Vieira asked her in the on-air conversation.
"Well, can we first start with … I did not almost die," Jones Reynolds replied. "I mean there is nothing worse than sitting in a bed watching a scroll across the TV that says 'Star Jones faces death.' I went, 'Oh, my God, I did?'"
Joking that she wanted to keep the show "abreast" of the situation, Jones Reynolds said she merely required a blood transfusion because of the March 17 surgery at a Santa Monica hospital.
The doctors "all knew that I was anemic and just in case I ended up needing some blood, which I did, they were prepared. They gave me the blood and literally I was fine right afterwards," Jones Reynolds said, adding she was conscious during the transfusion.
Vieira asked her to describe the operation, which Jones said included receiving implants.
"It's a little bit of a hoist because after you lose some weight you sometimes go real flat, and I really wanted to lift them up," said the once-heavyset Jones Reynolds, who has slimmed down considerably.
Asked by guest host Tisha Campbell-Martin if her bosom was "perky," she replied: "Well, let's just put it like this: Friday was my 44th birthday but my (breasts) think they're still 20."
she looks like a dragqueen in that pic