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Rebel Wilson tried Ozempic and insists 'those drugs can be good'

Rebel Wilson has confirmed she was on Ozempic credit:Bang Showbiz
Rebel Wilson has confirmed she was on Ozempic credit:Bang Showbiz

Rebel Wilson tried Ozempic for weight loss and thinks "those drugs can be good".

The 44-year-old actress shed 77lbs during her "Year of Health" in 2020, and even though she recently admitted she gained 30lbs due to stress, she has confirmed she was briefly on the weight loss injection that is leading the market and has been used by celebrities including Sharon Osbourne and Chelsea Handler.

In an interview with Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, Rebel said: "Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good."

The 'Bridesmaids' actress - who welcomed daughter Royce via surrogate into the world in November 2022 - says most people in her life didn't want her to lose weight because they told her she wouldn't get any more work as she had been put in the box of the "fat funny character" after portraying Fat Amy in 'Pitch Perfect'.

She said: "Basically no one apart from my mom wanted me to lose weight.

"People thought I'd lose my pigeonhole in my career, playing the fat funny character, and they wanted me to continue in that."

Rebel was required to lose weight to undergo IVF treatment, which is the reason she decided to slim down.

Despite saying drugs like Ozempic can be good, the 'Senior Year' star implored young women not to "obsess" over their looks and to embrace their appearance, no matter how big or small they are.

She added: "I feel strongly that young women shouldn't try to obsess over looking like Victoria's Secret models - they should just look like themselves.

"I know that my relationship with food is complicated."

Rebel recently admitted "stress" caused her to lose focus on the "lifestyle" she had previously adopted.

Sharing a brief clip of herself sitting in a jacuzzi, she wrote on Instagram: "Working really hard has meant that, coz of all the stress, I’ve gained 14kg’s (30 pounds)! It makes me feel bad about myself…it shouldn’t…but it does.

"I’m really proud of the work I’ve been doing on new movies and my memoir, it’s just been a LOT and I’ve lost focus on my healthy lifestyle.

"Anyone else going through the same thing?"

The actress previously admitted she and fiancee Ramona Agruma had both gained weight while adjusting to their new schedule as mums.

She told MailOnline: “I did gain weight once I had my baby because although I didn’t give birth to her and I didn’t need to lose any baby weight I had just gained weight from the lack of sleep and from the change in my lifestyle.

“For instance now I can’t go to the gym as often as I used to I’m just not working out as much so that has slowed me down.

“Ramona also gained weight once we got her daughter but she lost it really fast I’m kind of jealous because I have not been able to lose the weight as fast.”