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Craig Ferguson Is Amazed by Drew Carey's 80 Pound Weight Loss (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 14th 2010 9:30AM
Craig Ferguson Is Amazed by Drew Carey's 80 Pound Weight LossDrew Carey looks really different these days. Carey once topped the scales at 262 lbs, and worried that he could no longer find pants that would fit him. Those days are gone, now that the shrinking comedian has dropped more than 80 pounds.

On 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET), Craig Ferguson cracked some jokes about his newly thin friend. But he also recalled a near-death moment that put Drew in the hospital. Ferguson was joined by actor Diedrich Bader: the two men appeared together on 'The Drew Carey Show.'

Bader reminded Craig of an incident from nine years ago. After rehearsing a dance number for the show, Diedrich went to Carey's dressing room. But when he knocked, he heard a loud noise -- a noise that went like this: "UnnnUNNNHH!" Ferguson recalled this too -- he laughed, remembering how he thought that the sound came from Carey messing around with a female extra.

"But he was actually having a heart attack," Bader said. Actually, it wasn't a full-blown heart attack, but a symptom of advanced coronary disease -- or a "heart surprise," as Craig called it. Though it was a more than just a "surprise." After having chest pains, Carey was put in critical care, and had an emergency operation. The incident motivated the comic -- and he eventually managed to achieve his current remarkable weight loss.

The former co-stars are fans of what Drew has done. But they were also cool with doing a few more jokes. "I don't know if I'm ready to live in a world where I'm fatter than Drew Carey," Craig said. Bader quipped that the weight loss was "creepy," and said he was freaked out by Carey's voice -- which stayed the same even though the comedian looks totally different.

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