‘Flip or Flop’s’ Tarek El Moussa Reveals Latest Health Struggle



he's overcome multiple cancer diagnosis a tabloid ridden divorce and painful back surgery now just as his life was getting back on track Tarek el Moussa star of HGTV's flip or flop is dealing with an old health issue all over again the last five years of my life has been an absolute roller coaster a lot of great things I became a new father of our TV show became a success and at the same times there have been a lot of loads going from cancer I went through a very public divorce bridle Orphic back injury I was finally to the point where life was great and all of a sudden about two months ago I was in the gym and I hurt my back again the first time I hurt my back was a few years ago as I slipped multiple discs the doctor said just give us some time and that might heal but it was so bad I can barely move I did some physical therapy but because I wasn't so much back pain I was taking a lot of pain medications my stomach hurt all the time and I ended up losing 50 to 60 pounds my skin was bright white I was really sick I look like a cadaver at the end of the day after ten months of zero improvement in living in absolute pain I decided to get the surgery it took me a long time to recover from the back injury and I've been doing amazing that shaped my life things were going great my relationship with Christina was good and in the middle of filming season seven a flip or flop I was doing deadlifts at the gym next thing you know I was on the ground I hurt my back bat to the point where I knew I was in big trouble couldn't go through what I went through again so I knew how to do something different so I looked into stem-cell therapy and kinda DUP getting two procedures they numb you they take out fat inject stem cells back into you so I'm very very hopeful it works because if it doesn't work I'm gonna be back on those pills and living a horrific life so my fingers are crossed and I'm really hopeful this time we're now joined by flipper flops tartar cow Moos so welcome back what part of your back were were you dealing with these issues okay so I slipped multiple discs and I'm from the midway point all the way down to where the pain was down in my spine tailbone area and a sciatica shooting down to my ankle so you decided this time around to do the stem-cell procedure right they did liposuction they pulled fat out which is very weird getting liposuction by the way so they pull out the fat you see it they spin it and then they injected it through my body and it searches through my body to find inflammation and damage and I can say this right now it's the future it was a miracle within three weeks I'm more progress than a year and a half before and today standing here I'm pain-free [Applause] somehow separates these these cells that are more likely to have a stem cell-like effect join us now to discuss this is orthopedic spine surgeon dr. whom on Melamed because tark clearly had just a wonderful result in your life I'll say it sounds like it sucked in terms of dealing with all the pain here he is pain-free we wanted to have you on because we're curious from a medical perspective when it comes to the back how these treatments work and then of course who might be a candidate I think it's very very important first to figure out the reason why the patient ended up with that condition what is that you have to look at the patient's lifestyle I think just coming in and sometimes saying oh I'm just gonna inject some stem cells we're going to get you going that may not be the answer because it the patient's body for example is full of inflammation they're not on a good diet for example if you're on a processed food fast-food diet a lot of sodas you have a lot of inflammation in your body like a lot of dairy stem so honestly it's not gonna be optimized so you have to clean up your diet and also you have to look at the lifestyle what you're doing on a daily activity is that contributing to having spine problems or musculoskeletal problems so if you're sitting all day which we know it's not good for you sitting all day if you're for example working out the wrong way that's not good for you gonna do damage you

19 Comments

  • Sam

    April 14, 2019

    love him <3

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  • Louis Ridgway

    April 14, 2019

    Tarek health will improve now that christina is finally out of life. Waiting for his new series to start. Helping new flippers to learn the ropes, is a noble endeavor. Viewers are 100percent standing behind you.

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  • Twin Flames

    April 14, 2019

    Had back surgery 10 years ago with success and you really should only do workouts with your own natural body weight. Also include swimming in routine and give up on doing body building heavy weight lifting. It is just not worth the risk of a second surgery or disability style injury from second injury.

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  • Isiris Casiano

    April 14, 2019

    Hoping all the best for Tarek.

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  • William Derosa

    April 14, 2019

    This poor guy. I truly feel for him..
    now his wife has MARRIED Ant Anstead 6 months after divorce. She is nothing but a gold digging c u next Tuesday. Obviously he was the brains behind the success and she used him. First she was sleeping with there contractor….. and all these health problems….. he sold his soul to marry a pretty face… now paying the price big time. I’m sorry for him and wish him well.

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  • John Qualls

    April 14, 2019

    It's time to quit lifting to build muscle it's time to just do cardio

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  • amie a

    April 14, 2019

    All the best to him!

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  • olivia psalms 91

    April 14, 2019

    im still waiting for the reconciliation, and remarriage!!!

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  • NIKKI STAHR

    April 14, 2019

    Quit dead lifting luv

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  • RubberusDuckus

    April 14, 2019

    Tarek wouldn't need the prescription drugs anymore would he, if the surgery wasn't a success? Didn't California legalize recreational marijuana, which has been shown to be a safer pain killer than many of these drugs?

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  • Natalee Denlinger

    April 14, 2019

    The reenactment though

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  • Shana Simmons

    April 14, 2019

    All the best to you love the show hope you find love again take it easy on that back

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  • Reem Mohd

    April 14, 2019

    Why he did dead lifts
    Go easy
    U know ur are sick

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  • N!kii A.

    April 14, 2019

    I hope he feels better backpain is horrible and having 2 depend on pain meds

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  • AverageCountryGirl Nikki

    April 14, 2019

    stop dead lifting if you've had back surgery.. geez louise.

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  • African Girl

    April 14, 2019

    4th!…..?

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  • giselle joseph

    April 14, 2019

    I like him prayers for his health

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  • Vanda Dy

    April 14, 2019

    I wonder how he was dead lifting?

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  • Lullah Rob

    April 14, 2019

    First

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