Sharon Osbourne has shrugged off criticism over the weight loss drug (Picture: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
Sharon Osbourne has addressed the controversy surrounding Ozempic being used as a weight loss drug, but she isn’t ashamed.
The 70-year-old TV star is determined to strike a ‘healthy balance’ in her weight-loss journey having lost 30 pounds earlier this year after using the controversial drug that’s also used to treat people with Type 2 diabetes.
Now, she has insisted she doesn’t feel any shame about using it.
She told E! News: ‘It’s not a dirty little secret when you’ve taken something to help you lose weight, which is perfectly fine. We don’t have to bulls**t.’
Sharon is no longer taking the weight-loss drug. However, she’s still striving to find the ideal balance in her life.
She shared: ‘I’m at the point of losing too much that I have to try and maintain.
Sharon is under 100lbs (Picture: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Elton John AIDS Foundation)
‘In my life, the heaviest I was 230 pounds, and I’m now under 100. And I want to maintain at about 105 because I’m too skinny. But I’m trying to have a healthy balance.’
Earlier this month, Sharon – who is married to Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne – insisted that using Ozempic to lose weight isn’t ‘cheating’, and she insisted people should ‘lighten up’ about the use of the drug.
Sharon is married to rock icon Ozzy Osbourne (Picture: Larry Busacca/WireImage)
She told MailOnline: ‘People think that it’s a way of cheating, because you didn’t work out for three hours a day, or you don’t have some brilliant new trainer so you’re cheating. It’s not cheating.
‘It’s just something that you choose to lose weight. So, what is the biggie? I don’t get it.’
Sharon also urged people to be honest if they are having a procedure to enhance their appearance.
‘It’s like people who have a procedure done cosmetically and then they say, “No, it’s a new cream,” or, “I sleep with a silk pillow now”. Just own it,’ she argued.
‘It’s your path in life, if you want to do it, do it. Good luck to you. If it makes you happy, great.’
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The star defends using the drug.