Actress Amy Schumer diagnosed with Cushing syndrome

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Feb 25, 2024, 05:00 PM


Feb 25, 2024, 05:00 PM

American actress-comedian Amy Schumer always made it a point to call out Internet trolls who made fun of her puffy face on her socials.

However, the onslaught of online criticism regarding her appearance - after she recently appeared on American talk shows like The Tonight Show to promote the second season of her comedy-drama series Life & Beth (2022 to present) - prompted the 42-year-old to undergo a health check, where she was diagnosed with Cushing syndrome.

According to American medical centre Mayo Clinic, Cushing syndrome is a condition caused by having too much of the hormone cortisol in the body for a long time.

Symptoms include a rounded face, a fatty lump between the shoulders, and pink or purple stretch marks on the skin. It can also lead to high blood pressure, bone loss and type 2 diabetes.

On Feb 23, Schumer revealed her diagnosis to Jessica Yellin in the American journalist’s News Not Noise newsletter. Yellin said she reached out to Schumer after the performer received “cruel and misogynist comments” about her looks following her interview on The Tonight Show.

“While I was doing press on camera, 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,” said the star of comedy films like Trainwreck (2015) and I Feel Pretty (2018), who shares son Gene, four, with husband Chris Fischer, an American chef.

Schumer added in her interview with Yellin: “So finding out I have the kind...

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