Amy Schumer has been open about the symptoms and treatments she’s had for endometriosis, and she hopes that by sharing her experience, she may give others who are experiencing suffering a voice.
In a personal conversation for the new Paramount+ original docuseries The Checkup with Dr. David Agus, the comic talked openly about the “lonely disease” and the stigma connected with periods. The December 13 release date for the 30-minute episode’s streaming availability.
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In the episode, Schumer, 41, said, “I’ve been in so much pain, you know, my whole life — not just the week of my period,” adding that “it’s been really difficult.” Schumer claimed she has been in excruciating pain for decades, ever since she first received her period.
Who is Amy Schumer?
Amy Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She was born on June 1, 1981, in New York City. Schumer grew up in a middle-class family on Long Island and attended South Side High School, where she participated in the drama club.
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After graduating from high school, Schumer attended Towson University in Maryland, where she studied theater and graduated in 2003. She then moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. She began performing stand-up comedy at various clubs and quickly gained popularity for her sharp wit and relatable humor.
In 2007, Schumer was a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality competition show Last Comic Standing, where she finished in fourth place. This exposure helped launch her career, and she soon began appearing on television and in films. In 2012, she created and starred in her own Comedy Central sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015.
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In addition to her successful television and film career, Schumer has also released several stand-up comedy specials, including Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015) and The Leather Special (2017), both of which were well-received by audiences and critics alike. She has also written and starred in the film Trainwreck (2015), which she also wrote, and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance.
Aside from her work in entertainment, Schumer is also known for her activism and political engagement. She has been vocal about a range of issues, including gun control, women’s rights, and sexual assault. In 2015, she launched the #GirlieShow tour, which aimed to raise awareness about these issues and inspire action.
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Both comedian Anthony Jeselnik and professional wrestler Nick Nemeth, best known by his ring as Dolph Ziggler, have dated Schumer. On February 13, 2018, Schumer married chef and farmer Chris Fischer in Malibu, California.
She revealed that she was expecting their first child in October 2018. Schumer gave birth to a child named Gene on May 5. After learning that “Gene Attell” sounded like “genital,” Schumer altered Gene’s middle name from Attell to David in honour of comic Dave Attell.
Due to her endometriosis, she had to have a caesarean surgery to deliver her baby. Schumer underwent uterine removal in September 2021 to treat the condition’s symptoms.