Boy George reveals he’s on ‘wonder drug’ Mounjaro

Boy George Mounjaro

Boy George has joined the increasing list of celebrities using diabetic medication, Mounjaro, to reduce weight.

The “Karma Chameleon” singer, 62, revealed in his new autobiography, “Karma,” that he first used Ozempic, a brand name for the Type 2 diabetes drug semaglutide, and then switched to Mounjaro, a brand name for another antidiabetic medication, tirzepatide, to maintain his weight loss after a tummy tuck surgery.

“I have struggled with my weight most of my life, and being under public and media scrutiny doesn’t help,” he said in a statement to People.

“We are all guilty of saying, ‘Hasn’t so-and-so got big,’ even when we are carrying extra pounds ourselves.”

George stated that he enjoys eating and “can’t control” his hunger, but that he “finally got it under control” with the aid of diabetic medication.

“Well, I am on Mount Kilimanjaro. Isn’t everyone? The “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” vocalist inquired. “Trust me anyone who was fat last year and is now skinny is on the wonder drug.”

George also said in his biography that he underwent a belly tuck “not long after” receiving hair transplants from 2015 to 2018 to complete his metamorphosis.

However, he described the plastic surgery treatment as the “most painful thing [he’s] ever done,” noting that he went “on tour straight after with Cyndi Lauper with the blood bag attached.”

“I’d previously lost seven stone [98 pounds] doing the metabolic balance diet, and I needed to get rid of the excess skin,” the Culture Club vocalist explained of his choice to get the nip and tuck.

Despite the changes to his body and balding head, George stated he had never touched his face.

“I’ve never had Botox, though, and I might be the only person in show business with my own face,” he added in an email.

“I’m not afraid of becoming older, and I believe I’ve matured into myself. It may be strange to suggest that I feel sexier, but I genuinely do. I used to joke throughout the years, ‘Sexy at sixty.’ That was my goal.”

George’s open revelations come after Oprah Winfrey said that she, too, has used medicine to reduce weight and believes she should not be “ridiculed” for it.

The legendary talk show host, 69, told People in December 2023, “I’m absolutely done with the shaming from others and particularly myself.”

Dr. Terry Dubrow previously talked with Page Six, warning against “shaming” individuals for using medications like Ozempic.

“If somebody’s on Ozempic because they wanna lose weight, [we should] celebrate that we have a breakthrough for obesity,” the actress and “Botched” star, who is 65 years old, said in July.

However, other celebrities have stated that diabetic medications are not a cure-all for everyone’s health problems, and in fact, they can exacerbate them.

Sharon Osbourne has said that she is struggling to gain weight after weighing less than 100 pounds, while Jennifer Fessler of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” recently claimed that she was hospitalized for a “impacted bowel” after taking Ozempic.

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