Amy Schumer Cancels Her Comedy Tour Due to Pregnancy Complications With Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Amy Schumer‘s third trimester is proving to be a bumpy ride. The 37-year-old comedian and first-time mom-to-be, who was hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) back in November, was just forced to cancel the remainder of her stand-up comedy tour in order to focus on her health and the health of her little one.
Breaking the news on Instagram, the I Feel Pretty actress posted a lengthy message to her fans, which she captioned with four emojis: a crying face, a vomiting face, a microphone, and a red heart. “Due to complications from hyperemesis I am not cleared to fly for the next couple weeks,” she began. “I am going to cancel the remainder of my tour. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”
She went on to reassure her followers that “the baby and I are healthy and everything looks good,” but added, “I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting. I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car even for five minutes. I have a pretty good attitude about it and some days I feel good for a couple hours. But mostly it sucks.”
Showing off her signature sense of humor, Schumer continued, “I wanted to push through and do my shows. Because I hate letting people down and I love stand-up and money! But more than that I have to think about my health and the baby. I know you guys get it and people are like, ‘Bitch, are you OK? Take it easy,’ but it’s still embarrassing to have to cancel.”
According to the American Pregnancy Association, hyperemesis gravidarum is the term given to extreme morning sickness, which is characterized by “severe vomiting,” “severe dehydration,” weight loss, electrolyte disturbance, and “nausea that does not subside.” Duchess Kate Middleton suffered the condition with all three of her pregnancies.
Schumer and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, said “I do” in a surprise ceremony the day before Valentine’s Day last year, then revealed they were expecting in October. She’s believed to be due sometime in the spring. Get well soon, Amy!
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