Sherri Shepherd revealed during the premiere episode of her second season Monday that she had a breast reduction over the summer.
via Page Six:
“My entire career, I get so many comments about my body and a lot of y’all kept saying, ‘Sherri, you’re too top heavy.’ And I would get comments like, ‘If you just got a boob job everything would be balanced,’” she kicked off at the beginning of the show.
“So guess what? I got my boobs done!” the TV personality added before standing up and holding her hands to her chest to show off her figure.
“I had a breast reduction over the summer and in Season 2, everything is going to be bigger, except these boobs,” she quipped.
“To be clear, I did not get this boob job because of all the comments. I got the boob job because I just wanted to see what it felt like to sleep on my stomach.”
“I’m so happy that I did it. I was a 42DD,” she revealed, adding that a big chest runs in her family and she considered them “her best friends.”
However, the weight of her natural chest was beginning to take a toll on her body.
“I thought I was carrying around the weight of the world but really it was the weight of my boobs,” the comedian joked.
“All jokes aside, they were so heavy, I was slouching all the time. It started becoming really painful, my back was hurting very badly.”
The Daytime Emmy winner also added that she was “lighter” than ever, saying, “I feel better. I’m not gonna say I wish I had done this a while ago because timing is everything. God gave them to me, they served me well but now, as I get older, I can sit up straight. I feel lighter.”
Elsewhere in the show, Shepherd explained why “Sherri” was returning to the air amid ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
“This summer you all may have seen your favorite actors and Hollywood stars have been on the picket lines with the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes,” she said.
“There has been so much confusion about who can work and who can’t work … The ‘Sherri’ show is not a WGA show and we have never employed WGA writers, so us coming back to work isn’t crossing the picket line.”
Good for her.