Amy Schumer Reveals Exogenous Cushing Syndrome Diagnosis After Addressing Comments On ‘Puffier’ Face

Amy Schumer is sharing a health update, one week after addressing comments that her face appeared “puffer than normal.” On Friday, the comedian shared that she had been diagnosed with exogenous Cushing syndrome. She broke the news in an interview with her friend, journalist Jessica Yellin, for her newsletter News Not Noise. Per the newsletter, Amy’s condition was “brought on by getting steroid injections in high doses” and can cause symptoms like “moon face,” weight gain and fatigue, among others. “There are a few types of Cushing. Some that can be fatal, require brain surgery or removal of adrenal glands,” Amy shared. “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. So finding out I have the kind of Cushing that will just work itself out and I’m healthy was the greatest news imaginable.”