Controversial Comedian Has Rare Disorder

( – After receiving online criticism due to her swollen face, controversial comedian Amy Schumer was diagnosed with an uncommon health disorder.

The 42-year-old actress and producer disclosed her Cushing syndrome diagnosis in Jessica Yellin’s “News Not Noise” newsletter where she explained that the comments about her “puffy face” led her to seek medical attention.

Schumer shared in her own words, “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.”

Furthermore, she stated that the last couple of weeks have been pretty chaotic because she had to be on camera reading terrible opinions on social media while dealing with anxiety.

Still, she thanked those comments since they made her realize something was not right and said that being healthy was the greatest news.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cushing is a rare syndrome that is caused by an excess of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which affects only 40 to 70 individuals per million and can prove fatal if untreated.

The NIH also points out that Cushing syndrome symptoms include weight gain, a rounded face and high blood pressure. It excessively affects women more than men and is typically observed in adults.

As per the Mayo Clinic, the treatment could vary but the syndrome can be treated with prescribed medications and with surgery and radiation in some cases if physicians believe it is necessary.

Schumer addressed the online comparisons to a cabbage patch doll when she broke her silence and made an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Likewise, she commented that she had “endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about” before later revealing her Cushing syndrome diagnosis.