Oprah Winfrey hosting Ozempic TV special after WeightWatchers controversy: ‘A very personal topic for me’

March 08, 2024

This topic will no longer be weighing on Oprah Winfrey’s chest. Winfrey, 70, who was recently trimmed from the WeightWatchers board of directors after admitting she uses a weight-loss drug, will tackle the controversial topic of prescription weight-loss injectables like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy in an upcoming ABC primetime special. “An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution” will air on March 18, featuring the billionaire, medical experts and patients discussing “the radical impact” of prescription weight-loss drugs in front of a live studio audience. The special seeks to tackle the following questions, according to the network: Why is obesity designated a disease? Why is there shame surrounding taking medication, and what is the future of these medicines in our society and culture?