Comedian and actor Amy Schumer made a candid revelation during her recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” where she openly discussed her experience with the type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic and criticized celebrities who use it for weight loss without being transparent about it.
During the episode, host Andy Cohen expressed his curiosity about which celebrities have utilized Ozempic for weight management. Schumer promptly disclosed that she had tried the medication about a year ago but had an adverse experience with it. She revealed feeling extremely sick and unable to engage with her young son while being on the medication. Despite experiencing weight loss, Schumer emphasized the toll it took on her well-being and the impact it had on her ability to enjoy everyday activities with her child.
“Like a year ago, I tried it,” Schumer said, going on to mention that she “was one of those people that felt so sick and couldn’t play with my son.”
In her candid remarks, Schumer expressed her frustration with public figures who choose to conceal their use of Ozempic or similar drugs for weight loss. She called out those who falsely attribute their weight loss to smaller portions while keeping their drug usage a secret. Schumer urged celebrities to be authentic and transparent with their fans, highlighting the importance of being honest about their personal journeys and choices, whether it involves weight loss, cosmetic procedures, or other means.
“Everyone has been lying saying, ‘Oh smaller portions,’” she told Cohen. “Like shut the f— up. You are on Ozempic or one of those things or you got work done. Just stop.”
“Be real with the people,” she added. “When I got lipo, I said I got lipo.”
Ozempic, also known as Wegovy, is an FDA-approved drug for weight loss, containing the active ingredient semaglutide. The drug is primarily prescribed for individuals with type 2 diabetes but has shown efficacy in promoting weight loss as well. Although Ozempic has proven to be helpful for some individuals, it may cause side effects such as headaches and gastrointestinal issues.
As Schumer shared her personal experience and criticized the secrecy surrounding the use of Ozempic for weight loss, her remarks prompt a larger conversation about body image, societal pressures, and the importance of promoting truthful narratives within the entertainment industry.