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Amy Schumer reveals she has Cushing Syndrome after fans expressed concern about her 'puffier' face

Amy Schumer reveals she has Cushing Syndrome after fans expressed concern about her 'puffier' face

She's previously hit back at trolls who commented on her face

Amy Schumer has revealed she’s been diagnosed with Cushing syndrome just days after she hit back over online comments about her ‘puffier’ face.

After Schumer appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this month, after which numerous online trolls took to social media to speculate about her ‘swollen’ face.

The 42-year-old star responded to the comments on Instagram, where she explained: "Thank you so much for everyone's input about my face!"

She went on: "I've enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you're right it is puffier than normal right now."

The actor went on to explain that the changes were due to endometriosis, a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Schumer continued: "There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I'm okay.

Amy Schumer hit back after people commented about her face online.

"I also believe a woman doesn't need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation. But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self love and acceptance of the skin you're in."

And yesterday, Schumer revealed that she had been diagnosed with Cushing syndrome - a condition caused by having too much of a hormone called cortisol in your body.

She said: “While I was doing press on camera for my Hulu show, I was also in MRI machines four hours at a time, having my veins shut down from the amount of blood drawn and thinking I may not be around to see my son grow up.

Schumer has revealed she’s been diagnosed with Cushing syndrome.

“So finding out I have the kind of Cushing that will just work itself out and I'm healthy was the greatest news imaginable.”

Schumer went on to say that the comments and speculation had actually helped her realise something was wrong and encouraged her to get checked out.

She continued: “It has been a crazy couple [of] weeks for me and my family. Aside from fears about my health, I also had to be on camera having the internet chime in. But thank God for that. Because that's how I realized something was wrong.”

Schumer said she made the decision to share her recent diagnosis to try and normalise women talking about their health.

"The shaming and criticism of our ever-changing bodies is something I have dealt with and witnessed for a long time," said Schumer.

"I want so much for women to love themselves and be relentless when fighting for their own health in a system that usually doesn't believe them."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Health, Celebrity