RHONJ’s Danielle Cabral slammed Ozempic users, telling them to “Run on a f–king treadmill” despite more than half of her co-stars using the drug.
On Wednesday night, Danielle Cabral put her foot in her mouth big time when she appeared on a live taping of Page Six‘s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast alongside RHONJ co-star Jennifer Fessler.
The 38-year-old slammed people for using the diabetes drug to lose weight, which is lessening the availability for those actually suffering from diabetes.
“I was with somebody today, a very dear friend of mine, who actually needs [Ozempic] for medical reasons, and cannot get it because of this stupid, bulls—t behavior,” Danielle said. “But she can’t get it, she can’t get it.”
As Jenn Fessler was about to interject, she was cut off by Danielle, who quipped:
“Run on a f—king treadmill.”
Danielle quickly released that she put her foot in her mouth, and backtracked, telling her RHONJ co-star, “Not you, Jenn. Sorry.”
Jenn took the opportunity to explain why she chooses to take the diabetes-turned weight loss drug.
According to Jenn, she has struggled with her weight for years and even weighed 223 pounds at one point in time. On top of that, she’s been a raging bulimic most of her life in an attempt to control her weight but says she now has “relief” and “control” thanks to Ozempic.
“I mean, I’ve been running on a treadmill for 55 years. So, I’ve been trying. I’ve been tortured,” she explained, noting that her “weight” and her relationship with food have been a “mind f—k” for most of her life.
“… this is the first time in my life that I’ve had some relief,” Jenn adds. “I was a raging bulimic.”
“I wasn’t obese when I joined [‘RHONJ’], but trust me… my head spins, my bingeing, my cuckoo-ness around food has been excruciatingly painful. This is the first time I’ve gotten some freedom around it.”
Earlier this week, Jenn revealed that she suffered a scary side effect from Ozempic but said it won’t stop her from continuing to take the drug.
“I have been on, and I’m not going to call it Ozempic — that’s been the umbrella name. But I’ve been on semaglutide for over a year now, and I’ve lost maybe 22 pounds,” she said in Monday’s episode of her and RHONJ co-star Jackie Goldschneider‘s Two Jersey J’s podcast.
“I’m not afraid of Ozempic, and I will tell you I have had an experience that was not good — and I’m pretty positive it was about the semaglutide — where I had to go to the hospital for an impacted bowel … and I’m still not nervous about it.”
Beyond Jenn, many members of the RHONJ cast are currently taking Ozempic. Dolores Catania and Margaret Josephs both fessed up to using the drug earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Danielle has been working hard to have her second season glow up, which included running to the plastic surgeon’s office for a tummy tuck.
The RHONJ star documented the journey on her Instagram, asking fans and followers to “be respectful.”
“I was a D2 bball athlete — ripped from my abs to my ass lol. Sick shape. I had two very traumatic c-sections, which left my stomach wrecked,” she wrote in June. “I could live with stretch marks, but it was the excess skin that tortured me. My kids would say, ‘Mommy, your belly is wrinkly.’ Oyy kill me now!”
The mom of two continued, “I have been tortured by my appearance for years. I hide it well. I’m sure if you’ve watched me this season on #rhonj, you would have no clue.”
“So, I hope this normalizes this procedure,” she added. “You don’t have to be overweight to suffer from this. You are not alone!”