Friday, March 24, 2023

Chelsea Handler Said She “Didn’t Know” She Was Taking Ozempic

(CNN) — There has been a lot of talk lately about celebrities using Ozempic, a drug used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, to lose weight.

Chelsea Handler now shares that she was one of those celebrities, even though she didn’t know it initially.

During a recent conversation on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Handler said that her “anti-aging doctor would give it to anyone.”

Handler recalled, “I didn’t even know he was on it.” “She said, ‘If you ever want to lose five pounds, that’s cool.'”

Ozempic is one of those drugs that has gained popularity through social networks as an effective way to lose weight. But it has led to complaints that it is causing shortages for people who need it as part of treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Handler said during the podcast that he injected himself with the drug after returning from a holiday in Spain. A few days later, she went to lunch with a friend who wasn’t planning to eat because she was currently taking Ozempic.

“And I was like, ‘I’m a little nauseous too,’ but I just got back from Spain and I was jet lag,” Handler recalled.

She said that when her friend asked if she was sure she wasn’t taking Ozempic, Handler told her no, she was taking semaglutide.

Her friend then told her that semaglutide was the same drug as Ozempic, Handler said, adding that she no longer takes it because she feels it is “irresponsible” to do so.

“I’m an irresponsible drug user, but I’m not going to take diabetes medication,” Handler said. “I tried and I’m not going to do it. It’s not for me.”

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