The subject of her weight came little more than a week after she was released from an Los Angeles-area hospital where she was recovering from internal bleeding caused by her cancer.
Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Although doctors declared her free of cancer in February 2007, they learned a few months later that the cancer had returned.
The actress' alternative approach to her cancer treatment has been surrounded by controversy. After her initial diagnosis, Fawcett received traditional treatments in California.
According to People.com, Fawcett was "disheartened" by both the reoccurrence of the cancer and the treatment she was receiving in the United States, so she traveled to Germany's University Clinic in Frankfurt in search of an alternative course of treatment.
An employee at the UCLA Medical Center was disciplined last year for accessing Fawcett's medical records, a few weeks after the hospital announced that several employees had been fired for snooping in pop singer Britney Spears' records.
Fawcett's attorney told The Associated Press that an employee at the hospital reviewed the actress' medical records without authorization and then details about her treatment appeared in the tabloid the National Enquirer.
Fawcett first stepped into the spotlight playing Jill Munroe in the TV series "Charlie's Angels" in the 1970s. The series became a smash hit and Fawcett quickly became an iconic pin-up model for millions of men.
She later went on to win one of three Emmy Award nominations for her role as a battered wife in the acclaimed television movie "The Burning Bed."
ABC News' Gerard Middleton and Lindsay Goldwert contributed to this report.