Amy Schumer suffers from endometriosis, which is apparently horrible, painful, makes your periods hell, and can affect fertility. Amy also had a really rough, pukey pregnancy with her 2-year-old son Gene (the diagnosis was hyperemesis gravidarum), and last year she shared that while she tried having a second kid via IVF, it was super tough and she didn’t think she could ever be pregnant again. Welp, things didn’t get any better for Amy’s reproductive health. This past weekend, 40-year-old Amy took to Instagram to share that she was in the hospital recovering from endometriosis surgery. Doctors removed her uterus and appendix (so a hysterectomy and an appendectomy). Damn.
Amy took a picture of herself in the hospital and attached a video explaining why she got surgery. She says doctors found 30 spots of endometriosis in her uterus, which was sore and filled “a lot of blood.” The endometriosis on her uterus had also attacked her appendix. That really sucks, and I think we can all agree Osmosis Jones failed Amy!
Here’s Amy’s first post:
In her second video, Amy says that she’s hopeful that the surgery will change her life. She explains she wanted to share the video because she wants to raise awareness about endometriosis, which is debilitating and affects 1 in 10 women:
A few years ago Amy’s good buddy Lena Dunham had a full hysterectomy (docs removed her uterus and cervix) because of endometriosis complications. Other celebrity sufferers include Chrissy Teigen, Halsey, and Padma Lakshmi, who commented the following on Amy’s first post:
“Thank you so much for sharing your endo story. Over 200 million women worldwide suffer with this. Hope you feel better soon! @endofound”
Padma tagged the Endometriosis Found of American, a nonprofit that also posted about Amy’s surgery:
Boy oh boy, hopefully, the surgery lessens Amy’s pain. Endometriosis sounds like hell and makes regular ol’ cramps and mood swings sound like a menstrual cakewalk. Speaking of cake, why do I suddenly need a McCain Deep n’ Delicious?! *checks period app* Ah, yes. It is coming.