Chelsea Handler claims she “didn’t know” she used to be on the diabetes drug Ozempic.
During her guest appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast Wednesday, the comedian alleged that her anti-aging doctor “just hands” the medication “out to anybody … to drop five pounds.”
The 47-year-old joked, “Obviously, now I can’t say her name.”
While Handler knew at the time that she was taking Semaglutide, she allegedly didn’t know what it was for until she was out to eat with a friend.
“I came back from a vacation and I injected myself with it. I went to lunch with a girlfriend a few days later, and she was like, ‘I’m not really eating anything. I’m so nauseous, I’m on Ozempic,’” she recalled.
“I was like, ‘I’m kind of nauseous too.’ But I had just come back from Spain and was jet-lagged. I had been there for a month. White privilege.”
When Handler’s pal asked whether she was “sure” she wasn’t on Ozempic, the “Chelsea” host replied, “What is it? I’m on Semaglutide.”
Her friend confirmed, “That’s Ozempic.”
Handler, who told host Alexandra Cooper that she still has the medication at her house, called the “miracle [drug] … too good to be true” and “irresponsible” to take.
“I’m not on it anymore,” she clarified. “I’m an irresponsible drug user, but I’m not gonna take a diabetic drug. I tried it, and I’m not gonna do that. That’s not for me. That’s not right for me.”
In order to look “good” hosting the Critics Choice Awards and “The Daily Show,” Handler noted that she opted for temporary sobriety instead.
With Ozempic making headlines this month for its rampant use in Hollywood, Khloé Kardashian, Kyle Richards and more A-listers have denied taking the medication.
Rosie O’Donnell, for her part, clarified in a TikTok video last week that while she recently lost 10 pounds with an appetite suppressant, it was “not Ozempic.”
“My doctor put me on Mounjaro … and Repatha,” the former “View” co-host, who has been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2, explained. “My appetite has decreased significantly.”
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