Amy Schumer recently criticized celebrities who deny using the type 2 diabetes weight loss medication Ozempic. She joined TV star Andy Cohen on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” where they discussed Ozempic. Schumer, who used to take the drug, talked about her experience with it and called out those who deny the truth about how they managed to lose weight.
“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…When I got lipo, I said I got lipo.”
Ozempic, also known as Wegovy, is a brand name for the generic drug Semaglutide. Wegovy is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for weight loss.
Schumer talked about her personal experience with the drug and how it impacted her day-to-day life while sitting across from Cohen. “Like a year ago, I tried it. I was one of those people that felt so sick and couldn’t play with my son. I was so skinny and he’s throwing a ball at me and [I couldn’t],” she said. Schumer was only on the drug for a year before going off it.
Schumer has always been open about her surgeries, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic. During an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s podcast “Dear Chelsea,” Schumer revealed that she’d undergone surgery in order to remove her uterus and appendix to end her endometriosis pain. While under the knife, she’d also had liposuction done.
“I got liposuction. I never thought that I was going to do anything like that. When I would hear liposuction, I was just like, that’s so crazy to me, and I would say that I’m not ever going to do anything,” Schumer said.