Reality Star Issues Bold Message to Kelly Clarkson About Weight Loss Drugs

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Kelly Clarkson’s recent revelation that she is taking a weight loss medication made headlines — but Dr. Terry Dubrow wants to see her go a step further with her disclosure.

“I’m not criticizing Kelly Clarkson, because she looks amazing and is amazing,” the Botched host and A-list plastic surgeon told TMZ in an interview published on Thursday, May 16. While Terry — who also stars on The Real Housewives of Orange County alongside wife Heather Dubrow — added that he believes Clarkson is “entitled to keep her medical issues private,” he noted that if the singer was going to discuss the issue, she should be completely truthful in the discussion.

In fact, the doctor used the term “honesty-adjacent” for Clarkson’s announcement, given that the Kelly Clarkson Show host didn’t actually name the weight loss drug she is on.

While discussing the topic with guest Whoopi Goldberg earlier this week, Clarkson unexpectedly disclosed she, like The View cohost, has been taking a weight loss medication.

“Mine is a different one than people assume, but I ended up having to do that too, because my blood work got so bad,” the “Because of You” artist told Goldberg on the May 13 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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Kelly Clarkson attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Clarkson’s recent revelation that she is taking a weight loss medication prompted Dr. Terry Dubrow to send…

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“Everybody thinks it’s Ozempic, it’s not,” she continued. “It’s something else. It’s something that aids in helping break down the sugar. My body doesn’t do it right.”

Dubrow, for his part, applauded Clarkson for speaking her truth — “if you are going to come out about it — fantastic, they’re changing lives,” he told TMZ on Thursday — but noted, “If you don’t want to admit to Ozempic and you want to say it’s another medication, well there’s only one other medication, and that’s Mounjaro,” he explained. “To say it’s not Ozempic but it’s another medication, kind of, sort of lends itself to maybe keeping with Ozempic-shaming still. Like it’s still not OK to say, ‘I’m on a miracle weight loss drug. Let’s just say it, let’s celebrate it.”

Again, the reality star emphasized that while he thinks Clarkson’s decision to share her semaglutide use with the world is “fantastic,” he “want[s] to reinforce the idea we should normalize the use of these weight loss drugs,” which he called “historic” and life-saving.

Goldberg, for her part, discussed her journey with Mounjaro on The Kelly Clarkson Show, sharing she had lost the equivalent of almost two whole people. Though the EGOT winner didn’t reveal the drug by name on the show, she previously shared that she had been doing the brand-name injection.