In May 2008, Barbara Walters told Oprah she kept Star's gastric bypass surgery a secret because Star had asked her to. Barbara also said she had been uncomfortable lying on a show that was based on honesty, and the audience of The View was getting turned off.
Star says she was initially hurt by Barbara's comments but has grown to understand where her former co-host on The View was coming from. "I'm so sorry that I placed a burden on my colleagues," she says. "I never asked them to lie. ... I wanted to keep it private. I wanted them to keep my confidence."
Watch Star address her former co-hosts on The View