Kelly Clarkson Said She Decided To Take Prescription Medication To Help Her Lose Weight After Rewatching A Performance And Thinking She Looked Like She Was “About To Die”

On her talk show, Kelly said she’s using a medication “that aids in helping break down the sugar” in her blood because her body “doesn't do it right.”

Throughout her career, Kelly Clarkson has talked openly about her body and health, and over the past few months, she’s been more vocal than ever about her recent weight loss.

Kelly Clarkson in a dress seated on a sofa and smiling during an interview

She first addressed changes in her appearance during a November episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, telling the audience: “I love losing weight, but here’s the thing, jeans are so hard when you have a butt and a smaller waist.”

Kelly Clarkson stands on set hosting The Kelly Clarkson Show

A few weeks later, Kelly discussed her physical transformation for a second time, celebrating the fact that she no longer felt the need to wear shapewear.

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson

With the surge in celebrities coming forward to talk about using Ozempic to lose weight, it wasn’t long before people started wondering if Kelly had followed that route, too.

Kelly Clarkson performing on stage with a microphone and a band in the background

Amid all the speculation, Kelly attributed her weight loss to lifestyle changes following medical advice. She told People in January: “I dropped weight because I’ve been listening to my doctor — a couple years I didn’t. And 90 percent of the time, I’m really good at it because a protein diet is good for me anyway.”

Kelly in an off-shoulder gown and holding a clutch at an awards event

And now, three months after revealing that a “pre-diabetic” diagnosis led her to start taking her health more seriously, Kelly clarified that a medication prescribed by her doctor helped aid her weight loss.

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson

During Monday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the host was joined by Whoopi Goldberg, who revealed in March that she lost weight while taking Mounjaro — another medication used to help manage blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.

Whoopi Goldberg stands smiling at an event

After noting that she, too, has lost “a lot” of weight, Kelly said that she’s also used a medication prescribed by her doctor, telling Whoopi: “Mine is a different one than people assume, but I ended up having to do that, too, because my bloodwork got so bad.”

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson

“My doctor chased me for two years, and I was like, ‘No, I’m afraid of it. I already have thyroid problems.’ Everybody thinks it’s Ozempic, but it’s not,” she said without giving the name of the medication. “It’s something else.”

Whoopi Goldberg converses with Kelly Clarkson on a talk show set; both dressed in stylish outfits

While on the topic of weight loss, Kelly said it wasn’t until she rewatched her 41st birthday performance at The Belasco in April last year that she decided to take her doctor’s advice for the good of her health.

Closeup of Kelly Clarkson

“I was watching it, we were in my house in New York…and then all of a sudden, I paused it, and I was like, ‘Who the fuck is that?’” she said, recalling that she thought she looked like she was “about to die of a heart attack.”

Closeup of Whoopi Goldberg and Kelly Clarkson on "The Kelly Clarkson Show"

You can watch Whoopi and Kelly’s entire conversation on The Kelly Clarkson Show here.

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