AceShowbiz - Charles Barkley isn't ashamed to admit that he's taking the easy way out to deal with his overweight. Revealing his weight loss secrets, the former NBA star has revealed that he's taking diabetes drug Mounjaro to help him lose weight.
Talking to Pat McAfee on his YouTube show last week, the 60-year-old explained he began taking Moujaro "about six months ago" after seeing his doctor. "I'm working out, I'm taking my shot once a week," he said in the May 26 episode of "The Pat McAfee Show", referring to the Ozempic-like drug.
The former Philadelphia 76ers star said that he has regained more confidence since he lost over 60 pounds since taking the drug. "I started at 352 [pounds] and I'm down to 290," he opened up. "I'm starting to feel like a human being, not a fat ass anymore."
"My doctor told me, she says, there's a lot of fat young people. Ain't a lot of fat old people, they're all dead," the Basketball Hall of Famer shared. He, however, had no idea how the controversial drug works.
When Pat asked, "Do you know what it's doing to you exactly?" the sports analyst said with a laugh, "I have zero idea what it does! I'm not going to lie."
Mounjaro is the brand name for tirzepatide and is similar to drugs Ozempic and Wegovy. It is prescribed alongside diet and exercise to help individuals with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar levels.
Charles isn't the first celebrity who has come clean about using the drug. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Dolores Catania previously revealed she turned to Mounjaro for a quick fix.
"I wasn't going to come to the ['RHONJ'] reunion looking any bigger than anyone else, so I got on the bandwagon," the 52-year-old explained during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in April.
Fellow Bravolebrity Kyle Richards has also been accused of using a similar drug, Ozempic, which signifies to the brain the feeling of satiety, but she denied the allegations in January. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star said in an Instagram comment after posting a bikini picture, "I have never tried Ozempic and this is not from plastic surgery."
She added though, "I did have a breast reduction in May. I'm honest about what I do. But if giving plastic surgery the credit makes you feel better then pop off sister."