Home Health Amy Schumer announced that she has Cushing syndrome in Friday’s edition of Jessica Yellin’s “News Not Noise” newsletter. Read more about the condition here.

Amy Schumer announced that she has Cushing syndrome in Friday’s edition of Jessica Yellin’s “News Not Noise” newsletter. Read more about the condition here.

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The hormonal condition is the reason for her "puffier" face.

Amy Schumer is grateful for her critics — because, without them, she might not have discovered a health issue. 

A week after calling out the internet for commenting on her appearance, Amy Schumer revealed that she has Cushing syndrome, a hormonal condition that occurs when too much cortisol is released within the body over a long period of time. She announced her diagnosis in Friday’s edition of Jessica Yellin’s “News Not Noise” newsletter, telling the journalist that she learned of her diagnosis while promoting season 2 of her Hulu Show Life & Beth

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

Amy Schumer announced that she has Cushing syndrome in Friday's edition of Jessica Yellin's "News Not Noise" newsletter. Read more about the condition here.

She added that "having the internet chime in" on her appearance alerted her that something wasn't right. "It has been a crazy couple [of] weeks for me and my family," the comedian explained. "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." 

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But that doesn't mean Amy is excusing the internet's body-shaming comments. When asked why she was open to sharing her personal medical information, Schumer revealed that she wants to "advocate for women's health." 

Amy Schumer Addressed Comments About Her "Puffier" Appearance on Instagram

"The shaming and criticism of our ever-changing bodies is something I have dealt with and witnessed for a long time. 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," she said, before concluding that her diagnosis proves that "we never know what is going on with someone." 

"Everyone is struggling with something," she added. "Maybe we can all be a little kinder to each other and ourselves."

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