Friday, June 21, 2024

Amy Schumer Posts Video Explaining Uterus Removal After Endometriosis Discovery: “I was so lucky to have a baby”


Amy Schumer has had her uterus removed after a diagnosis of endometriosis. The comedian/actress/activist posted a long video to Instagram tonight explaining her entire health situation, and it’s to be commended. She is very brave and incredibly candid.

The gist of the story is that she says she’s been in pain every month with her period for years. She has a child, son Gene, but she adds “how lucky” she was to have him when many women who suffer from endometriosis can’t. She married Martha’s Vineyard chef Chris Fischer in 2018.

In the video she thanks Tampax “for not firing me” and says she had to pass on a boxing movie because she was in too much pain to work. She thanks her doctors and nurses.

“It took me four decades to be diagnosed,” she says. adding that the endometriosis was in her ovaries. “I won’t have menopause,” she observes.

Schumer is in a movie coming soon, “The Humans,” based on the hit, award winning Broadway play. Here’s to a speedy recovery!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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