Miranda Lambert Fires Back at Surgery Rumors

She Defends Her Weight Loss in Open Letter to Fans

Note to the tabloids: Don’t mess with Miranda Lambert. The singer has a bone to pick with the rags after a story surfaced alleging the singer underwent weight loss surgery to score that svelte figure she debuted at the CMA Awards .

Lambert — never one to really comment or throw kerosene on the fires the gossip magazines ignite — decided this time, she wasn’t going to sit back idly and let them devalue her hard work. Instead, she would tackle the situation head on with an open letter on her personal website.

She told fans, “I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me. … I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. … That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield.”

There you have it, folks. Simple math — eat better, eat lighter and move more, in Lambert’s case. And it did work.

And for the Texas beauty, the actual number of pounds lost just doesn’t matter. She went on to write, “I don’t even know! Like I have always said, it’s not about a scale, it’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit. And on November 10th when I turned 30, my skinny jeans were finally baggy! Mission accomplished!”

Perhaps the biggest message to fans in the letter — besides avoid reading “Trash Talk” as she so aptly puts it — is just to be confident, no matter where you are in your journey.

“I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support y’all!”

Remember, according to Lambert, it takes “all kinds of kinds.” And she is so incredibly right about that one. Here’s to you ’Ran — master encourager to us all.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.