1000-Lb Sisters star Chris Combs continues to be one of the most popular cast members. And it’s not hard to see why. Fans love his kindness, down-to-earth attitude, and willingness to work hard and persevere.

Over the last several seasons, viewers watched Chris qualify for bariatric surgery and successfully keep his weight down. He went on to experience many “firsts,” including his first rollercoaster ride and more exciting milestones. Now, it seems like his skin removal surgery is the next goal on his list.

Although Chris Combs has happily shared pieces of his life on reality television, he recently admitted to struggling with mental health issues. What did he have to say?

Chris Combs Vulnerably Details His Mental Health Journey

Since Chris Combs experienced so much success with Dr. Eric Smith’s program, the bariatric surgeon sometimes features the TLC star on his professional Instagram page.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Smith thought it was the perfect time to let Chris open up a bit.

Chris Combs/Instagram

“Mental health and obesity are deeply connected, influencing each other in significant ways,” Dr. Smith shared on Instagram. He attached a video of Chris Combs detailing his own story. “Studies show that people with depression are more likely to struggle with obesity, and vice versa. Recognizing that obesity is a complex, chronic disease is essential for providing comprehensive care. This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, let’s promote understanding and support for better mental and physical health.”

In the video, Chris described how being so heavy stole enjoyment from his life. After working toward his health and wellness goals, the TLC star admits he feels more fulfilled and capable. Now, he has plenty of energy to play with his grandchildren and couldn’t be happier.

Overall, Chris’ fans really felt for him. They praised the TLC star for shining a light on mental health and advocating for others. Instagram users wrote:

  • We all love you Chris!!!”

This made me tear up. Heavily. All the best to Chris and all these lovely people in the video ❤️”Chris is a wonderful man with the biggest heart. ❤️”So well done Chris and all of your siblings, wishing you and your family all the best for the future. Lots of love from the uk❤️”

Fans Can’t Wait To See Where He Goes Next

When 1000-Lb Sisters returns to TLC, fans are incredibly excited to see where Chris will go from here. Many believe skin removal surgery is well within sight if he hasn’t already secretly undergone the procedure.

What did you think about Chris Combs’ brave decision to speak about mental health? Did his story resonate with you? Share your own thoughts and ideas in the comments.

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