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Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin almost died after liposuction

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Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin almost died after liposuction, her new book reveals and she has the photographs to prove it.

The flame haired star’s book “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According To Kathy Griffin," has just been released.

Griffin turned to liposuction and almost died after the procedure and the photographs show it.

 "I want women to know that this is what lipo looks like. Like, are you sure you don't want to just work out a little more," she says.

She also admits she was obsessed with her looks. “What I can't figure out is why I wasted time worrying about my looks. I am a comedian. I'm not on the runway in Milan," says Griffin,  "Believe it or not, people don't come to see me really thinking I'm going to look like Jenifer Aniston.

She described getting a nose job at age 26. "I was told repeatedly, 'You would be pretty if it weren't for that nose. You'd work more if it weren't for that nose. Hey have you considered getting a nose job?’ You would think I had a nose the size of Texas. I was young and impressionable and I was told that enough that I started to believe it, so I got a nose job."

Griffin also became obsessed with her weight, and tried diet pills and even speed.  "I am very proud of my two weeks on speed," she jokes. "It was full-on illegal speed. I took it to lose weight, which is not very smart. I just felt three times as hungry afterward," she says.

After she got her big break on the Brooke Shields sitcom ‘Suddenly Susan,’ Griffin felt immediate pressure to slim down. "I lost 15 lbs. friggin' fast in season 1," she says. "But being on television … I was never thin enough. [Being on TV] told me that clothes didn't come in anything larger than a four. That got to me."

She opens the book with a letter to Oprah asking that a school be named in her honor after she finishes her book.

It also includes lengthy descriptions of her meetings  with celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Joan Rivers

The chapter titles include "Reinventing Myself: Just Like Madonna!" and "I’m a Star! (Okay, a Guest Star.)"And the book is full of the trademark Griffin self-deprecating humor.

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