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Sharon Osbourne opens up on weight loss after admitting she 'didn’t want to get this thin'

Sharon Osbourne opens up on weight loss after admitting she 'didn’t want to get this thin'

The Celebrity Big Brother star received the controversial injection Ozempic in June

Sharon Osbourne has confessed to regretting her bid to lose weight through medical means, admitting it left her slimmer than she'd have liked.

Speaking to press in November last year, the Celebrity Big Brother star revealed that the widely-debated injection Ozempic that she'd received in June had caused her BMI to drop dramatically, significantly altering her appearance.

For those unaware of the use of this injection, Ozempic is designed to treat those suffering with type 2 diabetes by helping the body to produce more insulin when needed and suppressing the amount of glucose produced by the liver.

Despite not being licensed as a weight loss treatment, non-diabetics have been using Ozempic to shed weight, being that the active ingredient, semaglutide, can help to regulate your appetite, keeping you feeling fuller for longer and reducing cravings.

The former X Factor judge said she used the jabs over a four-month period, however she admitted they left her feeling nauseous after using them every day and insisted it was not a 'quick fix'.

"In my life, the heaviest I was 230 pounds and I’m now under a hundred and I want to maintain about 105 because I’m too skinny. But I’m trying to have a healthy balance," she told E! News.

Sharon opened up about her weight loss.
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In 2021, semaglutide was officially approved as a weight loss treatment, leading to ‘off-label prescribing’.

Manufactured by Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, the drug has since been rebranded into two categories - 'Ozempic' for diabetes issues and 'Wegovy' for weight loss and management.

Sharon - who left the Big Brother house during last night's instalment - has since stopped using the drug, with her telling Piers Morgan on TalkTV alongside her family: “It’s just time to stop, I didn’t actually want to go this thin but it just happened. I'll probably put it all on again soon!”

During a discussion on The Talk in June about losing weight by using injections, Sharon revealed her first-hand experience with them.

"But I took (the injection.) I took it for four months and I lost 30 pounds, but like everything, there’s always no quick recipe.

Sharon discussed the harsh side effects of the drug.
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"I was very sick for a couple of months. The first couple of months, I just felt nauseous.

"Every day I felt nauseous, my stomach was upset, whatever.

"But listen, I took it for four months, I lost 30 pounds. I’ve just shoved two chips in my mouth, while we had the break, and I eat normally now and I haven’t put on a pound. Nothing."

Featured Image Credit: Talk TV/Art Streiber/CBS via Getty Images

Topics: Sharon Osbourne, Celebrity, Celebrity Big Brother, Beauty, Health