Sharon Osbourne admits she was 'playing the odds' with Ozempic

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Sharon Osbourne used Ozempic to help lose weight (Image: Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne used Ozempic to help lose weight (Image: Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne admitted to Bill Maher on his Club Random podcast that she used Ozempic to aid weight loss. The transformation caused her to looking "20 years younger" according to Bill. She said: "You have a weight loss problem and you've tried everything and then somebody says take this injection and you're going to be skinny."

Bill admitted that he would not have done the same due to a fear of injecting "foreign substances" into his body. He felt it was too much of a gamble, but respected Sharon's own decision. Bill said that medicine is a game of "always playing the odds" to which Sharon agreed, "always".

Sharon Osbourne admits she was 'playing the odds' with Ozempic eideziqkeiqhhinvOzempic is an injection that helps treat diabetes (Getty Images)

Sharon said that Ozempic was effective because she lost her appetite. Even after she stopped the injections, she still wasn't hungry. So, naturally, she lost weight and actually kept it off. Unfortunately, it did have a nasty side effect. She said: "The first few weeks was f**king s**t because you just throw up all the time."

After that initial couple of weeks, she explained that she was "fine" and "felt nothing". Sharon speculated that the reason her hunger never returned was because her stomach shrank. She also admitted she was never much of an overeater, anyway. She attributed her heavier weight to genetics and the natural state of her body.

Sharon Osbourne admits she was 'playing the odds' with OzempicBill Maher described Sharon as looking '20 years younger' (Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne admits she was 'playing the odds' with OzempicSharon tried Ozempic after her battle with cancer (Getty Images)

Sharon gave Ozempic a try following her battle with cancer in her "colon and breast". Her initial diagnosis was in 2002 and she then had a double mastectomy in 2012. While Bill and Sharon both expressed concern over the "heavy hand of government and media in COVID". Sharon did not necessarily have the same fears with Ozempic. She believes that the government encouraged the population to put "stuff into our bodies that has not been properly tested". In terms of Ozempic, she said that its history in treating diabetes was enough for her to risk it.

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Sharon Osbourne admits she was 'playing the odds' with OzempicSharon said that Ozempic caused her to lose her appetite (AP)

According to their website, a "once-weekly noninsulin medicine". Ozempic is meant to treat type 2 diabetes, however, in recent years, some people have been using it to aid weight loss. The site does emphasize that the medicine is meant to be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise. The active ingredient, semaglutide, is what causes the weight loss, studies suggest.

Semaglutide medications such as Ozempic have become the subject of a global shortage, with the demand for the drug exceeding the supply. Some reported adverse effects of Ozempic include: nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Alex West

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