Boy George, the 62-year-old pop star has confirmed he turned to Ozempic and a tummy tuck to address his weight concerns.

Writing in his recent autobiography, “Karma: My Autobiography,” the 80s’ pop star revealed he turned to the type 2 diabetes medication for weight loss following tummy tuck surgery.

The singer describes his tummy tuck as “the most painful thing” he has ever done.

After using Ozempic, Boy George confirmed that he switched to Mounjaro, the brand name for tirzepatide, a once-weekly injection similar to Ozempic.

Mounjaro replicates hormones (GIP) that regulate appetite and blood sugar levels, while Ozempic contains semaglutide and mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1).

Struggling with weight for most of his life, Boy George revealed he lost nearly 100 pounds (45 kg) by following a diet plan focused on unprocessed foods to regulate blood sugar levels and reset his metabolism.

The weight loss led him to opt for the tummy tuck to address excess skin.

The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen to tighten abdominal muscles.

Boy George mentioned attributing his scar to a Caesarean section when he is asked about it.

After the tummy tuck, Boy George embarked on a tour with Cyndi Lauper “with the blood bag attached”.

In his book, Boy George says “trust me, anyone who was fat last year and is now skinny is on the winder drug”.

All wieight loss drugs have side effects and the FDA warns of potential serious complications, including thyroid C-cell tumours, pancreatitis, gallbladder problems, acute kidney injury, increased heart rate and suicidal behaviour or thinking.

Wegovy, another once-weekly injection, is also noted for its weight loss effects but comes with side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, indigestion, dizziness and digestive disorders, according to the FDA.

Serious complications associated with Wegovy and Mounjaro include thyroid tumours, pancreatitis, changes in vision, and kidney and gallbladder problems.

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