Amy Schumer revealed that she has Cushing’s syndrome.
The Emmy-winning actress, 42, shared her diagnosis on ”News not noise‘on Friday, just days after fans expressed concern that his face looked “swollen.”
The star said she learned about her condition while promoting season 2 of her show Life & Beth, after speculation about her appearance helped her realize “something was wrong.”
‘It’s been a crazy couple [of] weeks for me and my family. Aside from fears about my health, I also had to be in front of the camera and have the Internet connected. But thank God for that. Because that’s how I realized something was wrong.’
Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the body produces too much of the hormone cortisol (known as the stress hormone) over a long period of time.
Amy Schumer, 42, revealed she has Cushing’s syndrome, just days after fans expressed concern over the “puffy” look of her face; seen on February 14 in New York City
The star revealed her diagnosis in Jessica Yellin’s ‘News Not Noise’ newsletter and said she learned about her condition while promoting season 2 of her show Life & Beth.
Symptoms may include weight gain on the face and trunk, a lump of fat between the shoulders, pink or purple stretch marks, fragile skin, and more.
Treatment for Cushing’s syndrome is designed to reduce the amount of cortisol in the body and depends on the cause of the syndrome, according to Mayo Clinic.
Amy explained her journey to discovering her diagnosis: “While doing on-camera press for my Hulu show, I was also in MRI machines for four hours straight, with my veins closed from the amount of blood drawn and thinking I might not. I will be present to see my son grow up.
“So finding out that I have the type of Cushing’s that will just clear up on its own and that I’m healthy was the best news imaginable.”
When asked why she decided to share her “personal medical information,” Schumer said she wants to “advocate for women’s health.”
“The shame and criticism of our ever-changing bodies is something I have dealt with and witnessed for a long time.”
“I so desperately want women to love themselves and be relentless when fighting for their own health in a system that typically doesn’t believe them.”
He added that his diagnosis “is a good example of the fact that we never know what’s wrong with someone.”
She shared that recent speculation about her appearance helped her realize that “something was wrong”; seen February 13 on the Tonight Show
‘Apart from fears about my health, I also had to be in front of the camera and have the internet connected. But thank God for that. Because that’s how I realized that something was wrong’
Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the body produces too much of the hormone cortisol (known as the stress hormone) over a long period of time; seen on February 14 in New York
‘Everyone is struggling with something. Maybe we can all be a little kinder to each other and ourselves.’
On Tuesday, Schumer said she feels like her online critics are upset that she’s not “slimmer” and “prettier,” while speaking out about online trolling.
She appeared on the podcast. Not skinny but not fatwhere she said she felt especially attacked by trolls because of her appearance.
“I think they’re mad that I’m not thinner, I think they’re mad that I’m not prettier,” the New York City native said, “and that I still feel like I have a right to speak.”
The Life & Beth star, who spoke in detail earlier this month about her battle with endometriosis amid speculation that her face appeared “puffy,” said the hostility she has faced online is linked to misogyny.
“I don’t think they want any women to talk. I mean, what woman has ever opened her mouth and not been torn to pieces?” Schumer said.
The Trainwreck star said that people online have proven to be “very comfortable fucking her” as “there’s a lot of passion for her.”
“I could focus on that and it doesn’t feel good when the entire Internet is mad at you,” Schumer said. “Don’t get me wrong: I don’t feel good and I don’t wish it on anyone who doesn’t deserve it.”
Last week she addressed online speculation about her appearance after making promotional appearances on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show for the second season of her Hulu series Life & Beth.
In 2021 she had her uterus and appendix removed while undergoing a hysterectomy to treat her endometriosis.
On Tuesday, Schumer said she feels like her online critics are upset that she’s not “skinner” or “prettier,” while speaking out about online trolling; seen in 2017
The author of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, when asked if her skin had become “thick” after being in the spotlight for more than a decade, said she was used to being the target of the trolls.
“People have been coming to me for a long time,” said Schumer, who shares her son Gene, 4, with her spouse Chris Fischer, 44.
Last week, Schumer addressed online speculation about her appearance after she made promotional appearances on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show for the second season of her Hulu series Life & Beth.
In a Feb. 15 Instagram post, Schumer told her 13 million followers that she was battling endometriosis, an autoimmune disease, which caused some bloating.
‘Thank you so much for everyone’s comments about my face!’ she said. ‘I have enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right, right now it’s more swollen than normal.
‘I have endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about. There’s some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now, but I’m fine.’
Schumer said she believed that “a woman needs no excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation,” but responded to speculation “to advocate for self-love and acceptance of the skin you’re in.”
Schumer continued: ‘Like any other woman/person, some days I feel confident and great and other days I want to put a bag over my head. But I feel strong, beautiful and very proud of this television show I created. She wrote. Starring and directed.’
She’s been busy promoting season 2 of her show Life & Beth, now available to stream on Hulu; Pictured with Michael Cera in a still from the trailer.
Schumer noted that “historically, women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men’s,” and noted that author Elizabeth Comen’s new book All in Her Head “does a good job of explaining this.”
According to a description from the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis ‘is an often painful condition in which tissue similar to the inner lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
«It often affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue that lines the pelvis. Rarely, endometriosis growths can be found beyond the area where the pelvic organs are located.
Pain related to this condition may increase “during the menstrual period,” according to the clinic, and “fertility problems may also develop.”
Season 2 of Amy’s show Life & Beth is now available to stream on Hulu.