Dr Oz: How Many Times Has Joan Rivers Had Plastic Surgery?
You are in for a real treat today because for the very first time Dr. Oz is sitting down with Joan Rivers to have an uncensored conversation about her life, her career, and the struggles along the way. She is bound to make you laugh and maybe even shed a few tears because this is Joan Rivers like you have never seen her before!
Joan Rivers: “Laugh At Yourself So Nobody Else Can Make a Fool Of You”
Joan Rivers is known for saying whatever she feels, and she believes you have to laugh at yourself first so nobody else can make a fool of you. She admits it is about insecurities, which we all have, but Dr. Oz wonders how she has not been able to get past all of her own insecurities over the years. Joan Rivers told Dr. Oz her insecurities have mostly stemmed from the negative image she has of her body, but now she says getting old is what bothers her the most.
Dr Oz: Joan Rivers’ Battle With Bulimia
Joan Rivers told Dr. Oz her struggle with bulimia began after her husband, Edgar, committed suicide. She says she remembers her doctor telling her it was the one thing she could control during a time in her life that everything was so out of control. Joan says she had just been fired from Fox and then her husband committed suicide, so throwing up the food she was eating was a way for her to control something in her life. Surprisingly, she admits to feeling fabulous when she was bulimic. She realizes that might sound odd because most people would describe it as a terrible feeling, but Joan described it as feeling full while also being thin. She says it is not something she does anymore, but at the time it gave her control over something in her life.
Dr Oz: Joan Rivers Effect Of Suicide On Family
Dr. Oz took the conversation with Joan Rivers in a more serious direction as he asked her about the controversial movie she made after her husband’s suicide. Joan and her daughter Melissa both starred in the movie as themselves and it was really the first time anyone dared to talk about such a personal topic. Joan says that while critics ripped them apart for doing a movie about suicide they were receiving bags of letters from people wanting to thank them for talking openly about it and the effects it has on a family. Through tears Joan told Dr. Oz about the day, over 21 years ago, when Melissa was just 16-years-old and someone called their home to tell them her father had killed himself. It angers and upsets Joan to this day that her daughter had to be the one to tell her, but also because of how devastating her husband’s suicide was for their daughter. She says most people will say they are sad after a person commits suicide, but Joan told Dr. Oz she felt a great deal of anger toward her husband for what he had done and what he had left her to deal with. Joan says it is truly a difficult time for a family, but she always manages to get through the challenging times with humor.
Dr Oz: Joan Rivers’ Plastic Surgery
While we all mostly know Joan Rivers for her humor and stand-up comedy, she is also well-known for the amount of plastic surgery she has had over the years. She told Dr. Oz her first plastic surgery was when she was 32-years-old and says she has had around 16 procedures since then. Joan says there is pretty much no procedure that she would not consider because, she says, at the end of the day plastic surgery is about feeling good about yourself so you can walk into a room feeling confident and self-assured.