Sharon Osbourne has joined the ranks of celebrities speaking out about the controversial use of Ozempic for weight loss.
The TV personality and wife of rock singer Ozzy Osbourne confirmed this week that she lost more than 40 pounds after using the injectable drug, a diabetes treatment that manages blood sugar levels. However, she now believes “it is time to stop”.
“I actually didn’t want to go that thin, but it happened,” she told British TV host Piers Morgan during an appearance on his talk show Wednesday with her family. “I’ll probably put everything back together soon!”
Osbourne also noted that her husband was “eager” during his new appearance:
“He says, ‘I look like (former first lady Nancy) Reagan.’ He calls me Nancy Reagan all the time!
Like many wellness trends, Ozempic has sparked major debate among healthcare professionals and beyond. Growing demand for insulin as a weight loss aid has reportedly led to a global shortage, meaning many patients with type 2 diabetes cannot access it.
In Hollywood, many are more divided on its non-diabetes use.
“If I’m not careful with my food intake, I’m more likely to get diabetes,” Raven-Symoné, who says prediabetes and diabetes run in her family, told E! News in July. “So I think it’s very important that we understand that certain medications are intended for certain people and they shouldn’t be taken away just for glamazon purposes.”
Others, like Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer, admitted to using Ozempic but pointed out the drug’s unpleasant side effects.
“I was one of those people who felt so sick and couldn’t play with my son,” Schumer told host Andy Cohen during her appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” in June . “I was so skinny, and he throws a ball at me, and (I couldn’t).”
Wednesday’s appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” wasn’t the first time Osbourne confirmed her use of Ozempic. Earlier this month, she shrugged off suggestions that she should be ashamed of taking it, telling E! News: “What you choose is up to you. »
“It’s not a dirty little secret when you’ve taken something to help you lose weight, which is perfectly fine,” she explained. “We don’t need to do stupid things.”
Osbourne took a more cautious approach during her appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” on Wednesday, highlighting the side effects she experienced and noting that Ozempic use should only be done in moderation.
“I was on the verge two three weeks where I was nauseous all the time,” she said. “You are very thirsty and you are not eating. That’s why I say keep these things out of reach of young people. They’re going to go crazy and that’s not good.
Watch the full “Piers Morgan Uncensored” interview below.