“It is time to take drastic measures and face”says the well-known actor Roberto Tello about the decision to undergo a operation bypass gastric with the purpose of improve your health and create awareness in the context of a Mexico where 75.2% of citizens are obese or overweight.
With the intention of changing his lifestyle for good, the comic actor known as “The Korean” announced his surgical intervention to be carried out this Monday, August 22, and shared with TechMarkup Mexico that some alarms in his state of health encouraged him to undergo the intervention.
“In 2013 my dad passed away, he had diabetes and it made me think he might be pronethis last year I have had health issues, uric acid, I’m starting to get angry that I’m one step away from high glucoseI am prediabetic. At 53 years old I’m already starting to have fights because of the weight, that your knees hurt and also seeing the subject of my mother, with blood pressure, and I myself suddenly bring high blood pressureI said ‘this is the moment’”.
After satisfactory laboratory analysis, the actor behind “Keta Manon” Y “Romulated Brayan Donovan del Toro” in A family of tenwill undergo the intervention after which in a short time You can resume your life normally.
“It is a technically ambulatory operation, with a day of observation, everything is via laparoscopy, depending on whether it is sleeve or bypassin one they cut a piece of your stomach, of intestine, and in the other they only connect the intestine with the esophagus. I have surgery on Monday and on Thursday I’m working, that’s the plan”, Said the actor who currently weighs 131 kilos.
Tello will undergo general anesthesia, and despite being an outpatient procedure that will last approximately one hour, Roberto agrees to be a little afraidbut “more faith and trust”.
“It is very short, one hour of operation. The doctor has years of experience, even with the fattest man in the world, he operated on him in 2017 and there is confidence knowing whose hands you are in. You are always afraid, but you also have faith and hope. I am a man who believes in God and the same fear that causes me to go in and have surgery is the same fear that causes me to reach other health conditions.”
The man behind the character “The pig” in the soap opera The hidden truthyou prefer to focus your fear as a catalyst for change, in this case for your health.
“As a result of the fact that you start with discomfort, you say ‘how scary to reach these conditions,’ then fear has to be your impulse, your motor to not stop doing things. Thank God it is a surgery that can be scheduled, with all the conditions, what fear that it had to be an emergency”.
After the intervention, the actor will have integrated care because in this “drastic change” there are different factors that intervene: “It is comprehensive, psychology, nutrition, they will be verifying that you are well, the support of the mind, because fat people think like fat people, so I’m going to change some of my jokes”.
Another of the positive aspects that encouraged Roberto to give way to his speech right now is that considers that comedy has changed, so he is not afraid of losing job opportunities once he has lost weight -as happened 8 years ago-, because one of his hallmarks throughout his career has been his robust image.
“In 2014 I had an intragastric balloon that worked quite well, but it is valid, it was other years. Me when I started looking for a job with that new image they no longer gave metelevision clichés were still thought of, and right now there are new contents and series and the subject of the cliché is less and less.
“It scared me because it was the source of work that did not allow me to continue having the same amount of work or opportunities, this time based on experience I have seen that it is not a limitation to be fat, skinny, short or tall, It is time to make this decision. Thank God there is always work, now there are options for each one to create their own content”.
Likewise, in June 2021, Roberto suffered a spectacular car accident on the road, from which he emerged “miraculously unharmed”, but not his truck, which was overturned on the asphalt. This event also contributed to the actor reassessing his path and betting on a comprehensive improvement of your quality of life.
“A year ago I was born again, it was really very amazing that neither the person who came with me nor I have suffered a scratch or a sprain, and you say ‘I’m here for a reason, they left me for a reason,’” the actor concluded.