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alert-–-why-kelly-clarkson-really-owned-up-to-using-a-weight-loss-drug:-insiders-lift-the-lid-on-the-truth-behind-the-singer’s-shock-confessionAlert – Why Kelly Clarkson REALLY owned up to using a weight loss drug: Insiders lift the lid on the truth behind the singer’s shock confession

Kelly Clarkson finally came clean about using a weight loss drug because she feared being ‘exposed,’ according to insiders, who claim the singer was ‘oblivious’ to how important it was for fans to know the truth behind her dramatic transformation.

The singer, 42, who has been at the center of speculation about her drastically changing figure for months, set the record straight on her self-titled show on Monday, telling viewers that doctors insisted she take a weight loss medication following the results of a blood test.

Now, insiders have revealed she spoke out after being backed into a corner and faced with the realization that her fans could believe she ‘duped’ them with her weight loss tale.

‘Kelly couldn’t keep up her charade any longer and she knew she had to get honest or she was going to be exposed,’ an insider told DailyMail.com exclusively.

‘In a sense she was backed into a corner it was either she tell her fans or she be included in the list of other celebs who were lying about their weight loss journey.’

Kelly Clarkson finally came clean about using a weight loss drug because she feared being ¿exposed,¿ insiders have claimed

Kelly Clarkson finally came clean about using a weight loss drug because she feared being ‘exposed,’ insiders have claimed

Clarkson pictured in March 2022 has reportedly lost 60 pounds

She insisted she is not using Ozempic - but did not disclose the drug doctors have prescribed for her

The singer has reportedly lost 60 pounds, although she has not revealed the exact amount and has yet to disclose the weight loss drug she used (pictured left in March 2022 and right in February)

The TV host, who weighed in at 203 pounds at her heaviest, had previously credited her transformation to a healthy diet and ‘walking’ more – something that was pulled into question by those who work closely with her.

‘First it was diet and exercise and she would preach about how healthy living was the way to go,’ the insider continued.

‘Then she tried playing the card that she was diagnosed as pre-diabetic several months ago – setting herself up for a reason to need medication that only diabetics would need.

‘This was when she knew that no one was buying her “walking” spiel. Also, a celebrity of her stature can’t easily just walk around NYC without being stopped, followed or papped, so everyone knew this was rubbish too.’

A second source claimed she wasn’t aware of the extent of the speculation about her weight as she had been too preoccupied by her divorce from Brandon Blackstock, 47, to notice. The pair were married for nearly seven years before splitting in June 2020.

‘Kelly was a little oblivious to the fact that it was such a big deal that she wasn’t telling anyone she was on weight loss medication,’ they said. 

‘Her divorce, took so much of her focus and attention… She sees now people took her obliviousness to mean something else. 

‘Kelly is one of the most real people in Hollywood and to dupe people was never her intention. She is happy that the cat is out of the bag – one less thing to worry about and a learning experience.’

The singer, 42, is said to have been 'oblivious' to the growing speculation as she has been pre-occupied with her ongoing divorce from her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, 47

The singer, 42, is said to have been ‘oblivious’ to the growing speculation as she has been pre-occupied with her ongoing divorce from her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, 47 

Kelly, who's been at the center of speculation for months about her rapid weight loss, said that doctors prescribed her with a weight loss medication after a blood test

Kelly, who’s been at the center of speculation for months about her rapid weight loss, said that doctors prescribed her with a weight loss medication after a blood test

Clarkson made the confession while interviewing Whoopi Goldberg, 68, who has also used weight loss medication

Clarkson made the confession while interviewing Whoopi Goldberg, 68, who has also used weight loss medication 

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The continued: ‘Now more than ever, she should be more transparent with her friends, her crew, her fans and her audience. It goes a long way, she usually is like that, but with the divorce as it was, she chose to keep this a secret longer than it should have ever been.’

Clarkson, who admitted in 2007 to being bulimic during her high school years, reportedly lost 60 pounds, according to Extra TV, although she has not revealed the exact amount herself.

She confessed to using an undisclosed weight loss drug on Monday while interviewing Whoopi Goldberg, 68, who has previously admitted to using Mounjaro – an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and for weight loss.

Speaking to the Sister Act star, she said: ‘My doctor chased me for like two years and I was like, “No, I’m afraid of it. I already have thyroid problems, I was afraid.”‘

Kelly said the medication she takes is ‘something that aids in helping break down the sugar,’ as her ‘body doesn’t do it right.’

Addressing speculation that she was using Ozempic, she added: ‘Everybody thinks it’s Ozempic, it’s not – it’s something else.’

The Grammy winner, who shares daughter River, nine, and son Remington, seven, with her ex-husband, said she wanted to shake-up her lifestyle after her weight gain was brought into sharp focus.

‘Seeing yourself, I didn’t see it… all of a sudden, I was like “Who the f*** is that?”,’ she said.

Clarkson with her husband Blackstock and their children River, nine, and Remington, seven, pictured in 2019

Clarkson with her husband Blackstock and their children River, nine, and Remington, seven, pictured in 2019

The admission left fans ‘disappointed but not surprised’ with some branding her a ‘liar because she had previously credited her transformation to a healthy diet and ‘walking’ more.

PR expert Eric Yaverbaum, CEO of Ericho Communications, said although it is ‘understandable why she might have misconstrued or avoided the topic of weight loss drugs initially,’ she should provide an apology to create a safe space for the discussion around such medication.

‘Unfortunately in hindsight for Clarkson, being upfront about using a weight loss drug instead of saying it was exercise could have saved her from the harsher headlines she’s now facing,’ he said. 

‘It also may have been, and still could be, an opportunity for Clarkson to address the complexities of using weight loss drugs head on, and make people struggling with the same issue feel less alone. 

‘If Clarkson creates a space where the topic can be discussed openly, provides an apology, and admits to how this misled audiences, she should be able to come back from the backlash in time.’

Clarkson’s admission comes four months after she opened up about her new healthy lifestyle amid persistent speculation she was using a weight loss drug.

‘I eat a healthy mix,’ she told People in January. ‘I dropped weight because I’ve been listening to my doctor – a couple years I didn’t. And 90 per cent of the time I’m really good at it because a protein diet is good for me anyway. I’m a Texas girl, so I like meat – sorry, vegetarians in the world!’

Clarkson also claimed moving her talk show from Los Angeles to New York City last year had impacted her fitness.

‘Walking in the city is quite the workout,’ she said. ‘I’m really into infrared saunas right now. And I just got a cold plunge because everybody wore me down.’

The singer, who found fame on American Idol in 2002, has openly struggled with her weight in the past, revealing she ‘wanted to kill’ herself when she was ‘really skinny’ in the years after the singing competition.

‘I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life,’ she told Attitude. ‘But no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.’

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