Tracy Morgan admits to using Ozempic for weight loss
Tracy Morgan is currently using Ozempic and he has no plans of stopping. The 54-year-old stand-up comedian surprised Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the “Today” show when he revealed that he has lost weight thanks to a prescription of semaglutide, the Type II diabetes medication. He explained that the drug has significantly reduced his appetite, and now he only consumes half a bag of Doritos. When Kotb and Bush Hager expressed skepticism, Morgan mimicked a stomach injection to emphasize that he takes Ozempic every Thursday.
During the interview, Morgan, who looked slimmer in a knit shirt and ripped jeans, also talked about his exercise routine. He mentioned that the diabetes drug cuts his appetite in half and joked about only eating half a bag of Doritos now. He revealed that he wakes up at 7 am every morning and hits the gym at 10 am. Afterward, he goes back to sleep, and that’s his daily routine.
Morgan’s weight loss journey comes almost ten years after a devastating accident that left him in a coma for two weeks. In June 2014, a tractor-trailer crashed into his luxury minibus on the New Jersey Turnpike, resulting in the death of his collaborator, James McNair. Morgan spent nearly a month at the Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Center, recovering from his injuries and brain damage. He then spent over six months in a wheelchair. As part of his mental healing process, Morgan watched footage of the crash on YouTube repeatedly, focusing on the impact and the loss of his friend.
It’s worth noting that Morgan is not alone in using Ozempic for weight loss. Many other celebrities, including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler, have also admitted to using the medication. Handler unknowingly took Ozempic but stopped once she discovered it, while Schumer discontinued its use due to feeling sick and being unable to engage in physical activities with her son. Schumer has urged other celebrities to be honest about their use of such medications and to stop lying to their fans. She believes in being transparent, as she openly shared her experience with getting liposuction in the past.
Tracy Morgan is taking Ozempic — and he “ain’t letting it go.”
The stand-up comedian, 54, took Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager by surprise on the “Today” show Monday when he said his “weight got lost” from a semaglutide prescription.
“It cuts my appetite in half,” he said of the Type II diabetes drug, which has taken Hollywood by storm. “Now I only eat half a bag of Doritos.”
When Kotb, 59, and Bush Hager, 41, expressed doubt in Morgan’s confession, he mimicked a stomach injection and reiterated, “I take Ozempic every Thursday.”
The “30 Rock” star, who showed off his weight loss in a knit shirt and ripped jeans during the interview, also discussed his gym routine.
“I get up at 7 every morning, and I’m in the gym at 10,” he said. “Then I go back to sleep. And that’s my life.”
Morgan’s weight-loss confession comes nearly a decade after a tractor trailer crashed into his luxury minibus and put him in a coma for two weeks.
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The June 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, which killed the Emmy nominee’s collaborator James McNair, resulted in Morgan recuperating from his broken bones and brain damage at the Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Center for nearly a month.
He went on to spend more than six months in a wheelchair.
In addition to his physical recovery, Morgan healed mentally by repeatedly watching footage of the crash on YouTube.
“I would watch where I got hit, where my friend died,” he said at New York Magazine’s Vulture Festival in 2018.
Morgan’s recent Ozempic revelation makes him one of many A-listers admitting to the medication to lose weight, with other partakers including fellow comedians Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler.
While Handler did not realize she was on Ozempic and stopped once she realized, Schumer only pulled the plug after feeling “so sick” and finding herself unable to play with her son.
The “I Feel Pretty” star told “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” viewers in June that she wants other stars to “stop” lying about their use, saying, “Be real with the people. When I got lipo, I said I got lipo.”