Amy Schumer Reveals She Had to Undergo Surgery Due to Endometriosis
Comedian Amy Schumer is currently in the hospital recovering after being forced to undergo surgery due to endometriosis that also affected her appendix.
The 40-year-old took to her official Instagram account on Saturday to share a picture of herself in her hospital gown, visibly tired but seemingly in good spirits.
In a video, Schumer explained that she had to have her uterus removed as "the doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis" on it. They also removed her appendix because the disorder attacked it.
Amy Schumer at the Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser hosted by Charlize Theron at The Africa Center in New York City | Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS
According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis "is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus."
The actress praised Fischer for holding her hand during the 3-hour C-section.
Endometriosis doesn't always cause pain, but when it does, it can be pretty severe during menstrual periods and can lead to the development of fertility issues.
Schumer, who counts with the support of husband Chris Fischer, said that there was a lot of blood in her uterus and that she is currently sore and experiencing gas pains.
Unfortunately, this wasn't the first time the "I Feel Pretty" actress had to deal with endometriosis, as well as fertility issues, as she discussed it all with Willie Geist back in 2020.
At the time, during a guest appearance on "Sunday Today," the proud mother-of-one said that she and Fisher did IVF, but it was quite "tough" on her.
Amy Schumer visiting SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studio in New York City | Photo: J. Kempin/Getty Images
The couple welcomed son Gene David the year before, but after IVF took a toll on her, she decided she couldn't get pregnant ever again, adding that they had considered surrogacy.
During a conversation with former "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern, Schumer revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic made them put their plans of having a second child on hold:
"We got these embryos, so I don't know. But right now, we were gonna try to make a move, but then COVID happened and I'm just kinda, like, walking back like, 'Okay, maybe we'll revisit that in a minute.'"
HER GREATEST SUPPORTER
In May, in celebration of her son's first birthday, Schumer recalled how she woke up feeling emotional and remembering how her husband never left her side while she was giving birth.
The actress praised Fischer for holding her hand during the 3-hour C-section, ensuring she never felt alone, and described him as a husband and father beyond her wildest dreams.
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