TORONTO — There will be a lot less of Corey Harrison on the new season of Pawn Stars.
Harrison told People he has shed more than 190 pounds since having lap band surgery in 2010.
The 31-year-old sought medical intervention after his weight topped 400 pounds and a doctor put him on medication to prevent diabetes.
“I literally drove straight from the doctor to the lap band centre and had the surgery almost immediately,” Harrison told the magazine.
“Back then, the surgery was too expensive for my bank account, so I had to pay with four credit cards, but it was something I had to do.”
Harrison said he lost 50 pounds in the six weeks following the surgery and another 100 within the year.
He said he now weighs about 210 pounds.
Harrison told People he continues to go the gym, where he boxes 12 rounds a day, five days a week.
“Being able to finally touch my toes made me realize I could snowboard again, so I went out and got new gear immediately,” he said.
Harrison’s friend and Pawn Stars co-star Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell also dropped nearly 100 pounds.
“I eliminated all processed foods except mustard,” Russell explained. “Now, ‘everything in moderation’ is my motto.”
Pawn Stars airs in Canada on History, which is owned by Global News parent company Shaw Media.