Gabourey Sidibe is embracing her new transformation.
The 33-year-old actress underwent weight loss surgery last year and is now opening up about her experience, along with the struggles she faced with depression, anxiety and bulimia in her new memoir, “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare,” due to be released in May. “I just didn’t want to worry,” explained the “Empire” star to PEOPLE Magazine on choosing to get laproscopic bariatric surgery after her older brother, 34-year-old Ahmen, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The celebrity news publication reported that Sidibe, best known for her role in the 2009 film “Precious,” tried for more than a decade to lose weight naturally before going secretly under the knife in May 2016.
Sidibe’s weight-loss journey didn’t end after the surgery.
Ten months after the procedure, Sidibe continues to lose weight.
Sidibe also revealed that despite the dramatic change, she has come to appreciate her appearance, no matter her size.