Rosie O’Donnell Says She’s Lost 10 Pounds Since Christmas

January 19, 2023 / Posted by:

We’re well into the back half of January, which means some people have already failed their food/fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. But not Rosie O’Donnell! According to People, Rosie recently took to TikTok to share that she’s lost 10 pounds since Christmas, and she’s “very happy.” The reason? A combo of diabetes drugs and cutting out Coca-Cola and booze. And before you accuse 60-year-old Rosie of jumping on the Ozempic/Mounjaro/Repatha for weight loss bandwagon, she reveals she actually has type 2 diabetes. How… refreshing?

Here’s Rosie’s initial TikTok, where she revealed her weight loss:


ten pounds!!!! #happy

♬ original sound – Rosie ODonnell

Immediately, Rosie was barraged with commenters wanting to know her weight-loss secrets. She proceeded to film six follow-up TikToks. In the first video, she explains that two months ago, her doctor put her on the diabetes medications Mounjaro and Repatha (“NOT Ozempic”). Rosie says she takes one drug bi-weekly and the other weekly. In addition to the meds, Rosie has completely ditched Coca-Cola and alcohol, apart from a little champagne and wine she drank in one night. Currently, all she drinks is water. Rosie admits that, before this lifestyle change, she was drinking 5 or 6 Cokes a day. She says that she’s also doing her best to avoid sugar and is “trying to move more.” Her appetite has greatly decreased, and she assumes that it’s because of the drugs. In the second vid, Rosie responds to a commenter who says they can’t get on the diabetes meds without paying $1000 a month. She says:

“Yeah, you have to have diabetes to get a prescription. I don’t know. People are doing Ozempic parties here in LA where they all do Ozempic. But I have Diabetes 2, so, that’s why I’m on it.”

In the third video, Rosie claims she’s can’t notice her weight at all. She says, “Until I saw myself on ‘The L Word’, on the bowling episode, I had no idea my stomach was that big.” In her next TikTok, she calls soda “the enemy.” In the fifth, she encourages one commenter who gained a little weight over the holidays, and in the final video, she said she doesn’t even think about food anymore now that she’s on Mounjaro and Repatha. “It’s like it alters something in your thought process.”

Rosie has struggled with her weight and health issues for a long time. In 2012, she had a heart attack at age 50. Her doctors told her she should have died and encouraged her to lose 50 pounds. She tried to lose the weight for the next year but eventually got vertical sleeve surgery. That helped her drop from 240 to 176. In 2015, she told People:

“When I was 35 I got on my show, and that’s when I got over 200 lbs. Before that I was about 175, on League of Their Own, or 170. When I got my show I was over 200. It was a lot of pressure and a lot of stress. And then one year after my heart attack I had the vertical sleeve surgery because my doctors said if I didn’t, I would have another heart attack. And there was a very good chance I would not survive.”

Scary. I struggle with my weight as well, but, luckily, I’ve never been a Coke fan like Rosie. It’s mostly because of Christina Onassis’ A&E Biography episode, which I stumbled across while channel surfing as a child. Christina was the daughter of Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and step-daughter to Jackie O, whom she loathed. Lady had a rough life; she struggled with her weight, depression, trash men, and a bad pill habit. Her other addiction? Coca-Goddamn-Cola. Christina loved that shit so much that she sent her ten-seater private plane from Europe to New York City every single week to bring back 100 bottles of American Coke (she thought it tasted better). Then, in 1988, she died suddenly of a heart attack caused by pulmonary edema. She was only 37. And even though Christina’s passing was probably a perfect storm of yo-yo dieting, pill addiction, and genetic predisposition (her mom died of the same thing when she was 45), all my child mind heard was, “COKE KILLS YOU.” So I’m glad Rosie quit the bad shit. Cuz my strange addiction is watching her way-too-frequent TikToks. “TikTok, ya don’t stop!”

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