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Amy Schumer reveals that she suffers from Cushing's syndrome: “We never know what someone goes through. “We could be a little kinder to each other and to ourselves”


Highlights: Amy Schumer reveals that she suffers from Cushing's syndrome. “We could be a little kinder to each other and to ourselves’, she says. The actress has shown in recent weeks a rounder face. She has also asked, as always with humor, to put a stop to uncontrolled attacks against women. ‘I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of one's skin,’ she writes in a letter to her 13 million followers.

The physical change that the actress has shown in recent weeks has generated comments that she first ignored and now she has decided to explain: “The shame and criticism of our bodies, always changing, is something I have dealt with for a long time.”

Women's physiques are still, in 2024, an object of scrutiny, especially if they are famous and have to face interviews, red carpets and any moment in which they are in the public eye.

Their clothes, their stylistic decisions, their faces, everything about their bodies, after all, is endlessly observed and commented on.

Amy Schumer (New York, 42 ​​years old) knows well what that is for almost two decades, when she began her career in the world of entertainment.

Now, once again, she has had to come out to talk about the reasons for her physical change after suffering attacks and hostile comments in public.

And she has explained that everything is due to a disease, the so-called Cushing's syndrome.

And she has also asked, as always with humor, to put a stop to uncontrolled attacks against women.

Cushing's syndrome is also called hypercortisolism because it effectively means an excess of cortisol in the body.

It is a hormonal disorder and, in Schumer's case, apparently temporary and caused by taking steroid injections, which he has used by prescription to control some ailments.

She has already said that she suffers from endometriosis and, although at this moment she intended to keep the diagnosis of this new syndrome to herself, she has been forced to tell it because of the pressure.

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Schumer is promoting these days on different television sets.

He has visited the programs of Jimmy Kimmel, Andy Cohen and Kelly Clarkson, as well as

Good Morning America

, to publicize his new work, the series



La vida y Beth

, on Disney+/Hulu), which he has created, written and stars alongside actor Michael Cera.

In those appearances she has looked somewhat different, with a rounder face, and she decided to go out and explain her reasons on her Instagram account, in front of her 13 million followers.

“Thank you all very much for your opinions about my face.

“I have enjoyed your opinions and your deliberation about my appearance, like all women, for almost 20 years,” she wrote, as always, not giving a single stitch without a thread.

“And yes, you are right that it is more swollen than normal right now.

I suffer from endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that all women should read about.

There are certain medical and hormonal issues going on in my world right now, but I'm fine,” she stated, continuing.

”I also believe that women do not need to make excuses for their physical appearance and do not have to explain themselves.

But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of one's skin.

Like any other woman or person, there are days when I feel confident and great and others where I want to put a bag over my head.

But I feel strong and beautiful and very proud of the series that I have created, written, starred in and directed.

Maybe, just maybe, we could focus on that for a second.”

There, on February 15, Schumer preferred not to reveal exactly what was happening to him.

But it was now, through the

News Not Noise

newsletter by journalist Jessica Yellin — who was CNN's White House correspondent — when she said that it is Cushing's syndrome.

The journalist and the actress have a good relationship, and in fact it was also through her that Schumer recounted her first pregnancy a few years ago, in which she suffered hyperemesis gravidarum.

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“Like many of you, I was horrified by the attacks on her physique after her interview earlier this month,” says Yellin.

“The trolling was cruel, gratuitous and misogynistic.

"No one would have to defend themselves for living in a body that someone else does not fit into their aesthetic tastes," says the journalist, explaining that she decided to contact the actress in case she wanted, as on other occasions, to tell the story through her newsletter. what was happening to him.

And she decided to explain that she suffered from this syndrome because of the injections.

Among its symptoms are having a swollen face, gaining weight and accumulating fat on the shoulders and suffering from headaches, back and bone pain, as well as anxiety and extreme fatigue.

“Last time I announced to you that she was pregnant.

This time I announce that I am not,” the actress jokes in the letter.

“I have felt reborn,” the actress acknowledged in her talk with the journalist.

“There are several types of Cushing's.

Some can be fatal, requiring brain surgery or removal of the adrenal glands.

While recording the series for Hulu, I also spent four hours straight inside MRI machines, with my veins clogged by the amount of blood they took from me and thinking that perhaps I would not get to see my son grow up," the actress confessed. who has a child who is almost five years old.

“So finding out that I have the type of Cushing's that resolves on its own and that I'm healthy was the best news you could imagine.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me and my family.

Apart from concerns about my health, I have also had to be in front of the cameras and with the internet playing a role.

But well, thank God for all that, because that's how I realized that something was wrong.

Just like when I realized I had given my son a name that didn't sound very good.

As they say, no one beats the internet,” she jokes,

Although obviously all of her data is medical information that she does not have to share with the public, Schumer says that she has shared it to “advocate for women's health.”

“Shame and criticism of our ever-changing bodies is something I have dealt with and witnessed for a long time.

I really want women to love themselves, and to be tireless in the fight for their own health in a system that usually does not believe them.”

She herself feels “extremely privileged by the resources available” to her to improve her health, which are not very common for many people.

“I feel grateful and I want to use my voice to continue fighting against women,” she explains.

“The only thing I want to add is that this is a good example of the fact that we never know what someone is going through.

We all struggle with something.

Maybe we could be a little kinder to others and to ourselves.”

Source: elparis

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