Now, in the 21st century, Gerard is bypassing his chance for a comeback literally.
Thats because Gerard is the star of Bypassed, a Discovery Health Channel special airing January 10 that focuses on his recent stomach-stapling surgery.
About 18 months ago, Gerard weighed 353 pounds and admits he wasnt getting many acting offers. Although he has been fighting obesity all his life, he considered bariatric surgery after everything else failed.
Now, Gerard is down to 200 pounds and the acting offers are starting to roll his way.
However, now that hes gone through the surgery, he admits hes less concerned about acting parts and more interested in using his fame as a bully pulpit to focus attention on the obesity epidemic.
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