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My Name is Earl's Ethan Suplee 'ripped side open' in accident after losing 300lbs
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@ethansuplee

My Name is Earl's Ethan Suplee 'ripped side open' in accident after losing 300lbs

My Name is Earl star Ethan Suplee had a serious issue after he had surgery to remove excess skin

Ethan Suplee, the star of My Name is Earl who dropped around 300lbs of body weight, once quite literally tore himself apart in an accident that aggravated a surgical wound.

Suplee has got himself seriously ripped since starring alongside Jason Lee in the popular comedy show, but one thing about losing that much weight is that some people can be left with loads of excess skin.

The only thing to do about that is remove it, which is why Suplee had to have some surgery to get rid of that surplus skin.

That process, he says, was a ‘total nightmare’.

Here's what Ethan Suplee looks like now.

Explaining his ordeal to the Daily Star, Suplee said: “It was not fun at all.

“This is one of the things that is not widely discussed with massive weight loss.

“If somebody’s got to lose 10lbs, odds are they’re not going to have excess skin.

"I lost nearly 300lbs and I have not seen any instance of anybody losing that much weight and not having loose skin.

“I don’t believe there’s a single identifiable person who’s done that.

“Skin is an organ, when it grows it’s elastic so that we can store fat.

“For women, they’re extra elastic around their abdomen for if they get pregnant, and if it’s only stretched out for a short period of time it goes back."

Suplee's skin - it’s fair to say - didn’t go back.

Here's what he previously looked like.

He continued: "Once [the skin] grows to this new larger size, the idea of something taking it away is like saying, 'I want to diet off my pinky finger.'

“It’s an organ.

“Fasting doesn’t take away excess skin, oils and lotions and UV lights don’t take it away.

“It’s got to be cut off.

“That’s brutal, it’s not fun.”

Unfortunately, Suplee had a bad accident just after having his surgery.

“I had an accident where I fell down a hill while I was recovering from this, and tore open my side,” he said.

"Everything that could go wrong with this, for me, went wrong.

“Then the other problem is, they can’t ever take all of it. I still have some loose skin.

“But I don’t have the gigantic flaps of excess skin now - they’ve taken the majority away.

"Now I have a fantastic amount of scars and loose skin and it’s like, 'Okay, this is as good as I’m gonna get with this. I’m okay with this.'"

His journey has been a fairly remarkable one.

Still, he has managed to get himself into shape and drastically improve his health, so that’s good for him.

It does sound like an absolute shocker, though.

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Fitness, Film and TV