Chelsea Handler mentioned she unknowingly sampled the injectable diabetes remedy Ozempic, which has reportedly develop into Hollywood’s new favourite weight-loss drug.
In Wednesday’s episode of Alex Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast, the “Chelsea Lately” comic defined how she ended up utilizing the remedy, which is also called semaglutide.
“My anti-aging doctor just hands it out to anybody,” she informed Cooper. “I didn’t even know I was on it.”
Handler alleged that her physician mentioned to make use of Ozempic “if you ever want to drop 5 pounds.” After receiving her doses, Handler injected herself and went to lunch with a buddy a couple of days later.
“[My friend’s] like, ‘I’m not really eating anything, I’m so nauseous. I’m on Ozempic.’ And I was like, ‘I’m kinda nauseous too,’” Handler recalled.
She first dismissed the nausea as jet lag and informed her buddy she’s on semaglutide, who mentioned it’s the identical factor as Ozempic. Widespread unwanted effects for these utilizing Ozempic embody nausea, abdomen ache, constipation, diarrhea and vomiting.
“I’m not on it anymore. I stopped taking [it],” Handler mentioned on the podcast. “That’s too irresponsible.”
Earlier within the podcast, Handler claimed that “everyone is on Ozempic” and known as the remedy a “miracle” that’s “too good to be true.”
“I’m an irresponsible drug user, but I’m not going to take a diabetic drug — I tried it and I’m not going to do that,” she mentioned. “That’s not for me, that’s not right for me.”
Earlier in January, the comic joked about Hollywood’s alleged love for Ozempic as a brand new weight-loss drug on the 2023 Critics Selection Awards.
“Gaslighting is when someone tries to convince you that your own perceptions of reality are wrong, like when celebrities say they lost weight by drinking water but really it’s because everyone’s on Ozempic,” she mentioned throughout her opening monologue, incomes laughter and applause.
She informed Cooper in the course of the podcast that she’s “injected about four or five of my friends with Ozempic,” however that she didn’t need to hold utilizing the drug because of its restricted provide.
“It’s going to backfire,” Handler mentioned. “Something bad’s going to happen.”