Suzanne Somers has hinted that her fractured hip may be a sex injury from her twice-a-day love-making sessions with her 83-year-old husband, Alan Hamel.
The 73-year-old actress has been walking around
‘I thought when I was 73, I’d be old. Chronologically, I’m old in society, but I’m not old,’ she explained in a preview clip from Friday’s episode. ‘I have energy and I do have a fractured hip right now. That slows me down a little bit, but that’s just from all that sex Alan and I are having.’
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Young at heart: Suzanne Somers, 73, insisted she doesn’t feel old when she brought up her fractured hip during her appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, which airs on Friday
All smiles: The actress joked the injury is from ‘all that sex’ she has with her 83-year-old husband, Alan Hamel (pictured). She was using a crutch while in New York City this week
Speaking with DailyMail.com in October, Suzanne said she and Alan are still having sex twice a day after more than 40 years of marriage.
She revealed that they give their love-making sessions a boost with shots of PT-141, a melanocortin based peptide used to generate sexual arousal, and it certainly seems to be working.
It was Alan who took the cheeky topless photo that she shared on Instagram in October in honor of her 73rd birthday.
When Dr. Mehmet Oz brought up the controversy surrounding the viral snapshot, she admitted she wasn’t sure why there was such backlash.
Hot stuff: Suzanne regularly boasts that she and Alan have sex twice a day
Birthday suit: It was Alan who took the cheeky nude photo that Suzanne shared on Instagram in October in honor of her 73rd birthday
‘What I’m realizing is that I’m enjoying aging and you can’t lie about your age anyway because there’s a thing called Google,’ she told Dr. Oz. ‘But I just want you to know, girls, it ain’t over.’
For decades, Suzanne has hailed bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as her fountain of youth. Both she and her husband take hormones made from plants to replace whatever their bodies are lacking, according to their lab work.
She also takes plenty of supplements and touts a ‘high-fat, high-vegetable, high-protein diet’ featuring organic foods.
While chatting with Dr. Oz about gut health, she shared that she will often ‘crave sauerkraut,’ which is rich in probiotics.
The author was surprised by the controversy surrounding the photo, telling Dr. Mehmet Oz that she just wanted women to know ‘it ain’t over’ when you get older
Looking back: Suzanne said she got fired from Three’s Company because she wanted renegotiate her contract to make as much money as male television actors at the time
‘I don’t know why; I’m Irish. [It] didn’t come from Ireland. I’m married to a Polish guy so maybe it’s something in there,’ she joked.
‘If I only took one supplement a day — I think I take a lot — but if I only took one, I would take a probiotic because everybody’s got something wrong with their gut,’ she explained. ‘You got bloating. You bloat. You got things. Look at everybody. Something’s wrong because it’s the environment.’
‘And so, the one thing you could do for your gut that would be the best thing you could do is take a probiotic every day, and then to make it work better, either take a prebiotic or eat sauerkraut. I make sauerkraut. It’s fun to make.’
‘Everything is fun with you,’ Dr. Oz joked.
Makes sense: Suzanne takes a lot of supplements, but she told Dr. Oz if she had to pick only one to take daily, it would be a probiotic because everyone has gut issues
Forever young: The author touts a ‘high-fat, high-vegetable, high-protein diet’ featuring organic foods
During their sit-down, Suzanne also discussed getting fired from Three’s Company when she tried to renegotiate her contract.
‘If you were in television when I was in, that was probably the best time to ever be in television,’ she recalled. ‘At that time, there are only three networks and I was on the number one show, and so if you’re watching television on Tuesday night, probably half the country or little more than that, was watching Three’s Company.’
Suzanne said she ‘loved doing that show,’ but when her contract was up, she wanted to ensure that she would make as much money as her male counterparts who were pulling in far more money at the time.
‘I thought, they earn 15 times better than me, so when I went in to renegotiate, they’d already decided that they were going to fire me so that women would stop asking,’ she explained.
‘That was before the #MeToo movement. If it had happened today, I would own ABC.’