Kelly Osbourne Calls Ozempic 'Amazing,' Claims Critics 'Hate On' It Because They 'Want to Do It'

Osbourne hasn't revealed if she has used Ozempic, but she did have gastric sleeve surgery.

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Kelly Osbourne is a fan of the weight loss prescription medication Ozempic despite her mother, Sharon Osbourne, denouncing it. 

In a recent conversation with E! Online, the 39-year-old made it clear she thinks Ozempic is "amazing." She has never admitted to taking the medication but did go through gastric sleeve surgery, where she lost 85 pounds. 

"The people who hate on it the most are the people who are secretly doing it or pissed off that they can't afford it," Kelly, 39, told E! Online. "Unfortunately, right now, it's something that is very expensive, but it eventually won't be because it actually works."

She continued, "People hate on it because they want to do it...There are a million ways to lose weight, why not do it through something that isn't as boring as working out?"

Osbourne's comments came shortly after her mother, Sharon, revealed her issues with Ozempic during an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored. According to the elder Osbourne, she didn't want to lose as much weight as she did and advised to "keep this stuff away from younger people."

Ozempic is an FDA-approved prescription medication for people with type 2 diabetes but has become a weight loss trend due to how the drug works with the brain to affect satiety. People have speculated various celebrities have used the drug to lose weight, including Khloé Kardashian50 Cent, and more.  

Tracy Morgan was one of the people who openly admitted that Ozempic has helped him shed pounds. According to Morgan, using the drug for his diabetes has benefitted him in the weight loss department.  

"That's how this weight got lost. ... I went and got a prescription and I got Ozempic. And I ain't letting it go," he said. "I take Ozempic every Thursday. It cuts my appetite in half. Now I only eat half a bag of Doritos." 

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