Oprah Confirms She’s Using Weight-Loss Medication: ‘I’m Absolutely Done With The Shaming’

Oprah Winfrey is getting real about her weight. In a new interview with People for their December cover story, the media mogul, 69, revealed she recently added a weight loss medication to her existing “holistic approach” to dieting and exercising. Oprah did not disclose the name of the medication she is currently taking but did share how it makes a great addition to her health journey. “I now use it as I feel I need it, as a tool to manage not yo-yoing…The fact that there’s a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier, in my lifetime, feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift, and not something to hide behind and once again be ridiculed for. I’m absolutely done with the shaming from other people and particularly myself,” she said. “The Color Purple” producer also debunked some swirling myths about recent weight-loss drugs, revealing how individuals who take them still need to work on other aspects of their health.