Kelly Osbourne defends using Ozempic for weight loss: ‘I think it’s amazing’

Kelly Osbourne defends using Ozempic for weight loss: 'I think it's amazing'
  • Kelly Osbourne said that she thinks the use of Ozempic for weight loss is “amazing.”
  • Osbourne said there are many ways to lose weight, and Ozempic is “isn’t as boring as working out.”
  • Her mom, Sharon Osbourne, was recently outspoken about the downsides of using the weight-loss drug.

Kelly Osbourne shared in a recently published interview that she’s fully in support of using Ozempic, days after her mother, Sharon Osbourne, made headlines criticizing the drug for its effects.

“I think it’s amazing,” Osbourne told E! News while on the red carpet for the CBS variety special “Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala” on January 30. Although the interview took place two weeks ago, it was published on Thursday before the TV special’s premiere on Wednesday.

“There are a million ways to lose weight. Why not do it through something that isn’t as boring as working out?” Osbourne, who’s previously been outspoken about her own weight loss journey, added.

Kelly Osbourne in May 2023.

Kelly Osbourne in May 2023.Jae C. Hong/AP

Ozempic, a brand name for semaglutide, is a once-a-week injection used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. Use of the weight-loss drug also comes with side effects like nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

Over the past year, some celebrities have been criticized for using the drug not out of medical necessity but to lose weight for vanity purposes. Stars like Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have been outspoken about their negative experiences using Ozempic.

Most recently, Kelly’s mom, Sharon Osbourne, told The Guardian that she was done with “the weight loss and all that cosmetic stuff” after taking Ozempic, dropping to less than 100 pounds, and being unable to regain weight. Sharon previously cautioned against using Ozempic and said losing weight can become addicting.

In her interview with E! News, Kelly explained why she thinks the weight-loss drug is spoken about in a negative light.

“People hate on it because they want to do it,” she said. “And the people who hate on it the most are the people who are secretly doing it or pissed off that they can’t afford it. Unfortunately, right now, it’s something that is very expensive but it eventually won’t be because it actually works.”

A previous report from BI said Ozempic and other weight-loss drugs, on average, cost around $1,000 to $1,300 a month.

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