"No, but actually it hurts and I'm tired"
Lilly Singh has revealed that she was hospitalised for ovarian cysts.
The comedian and YouTuber took to Instagram to post a video of herself from a hospital bed.
Along with the video was the caption:
“Learning there are cysts on my ovaries.”
Going into further detail, Lilly explained:
“Spent the last day in the ER because my ovaries have the AUDACITY to be wilding out. Both of them have cysts.
“And I’m just out here like REALLY B?!
“Let me understand this. You’re going to make me suffer once a month and then IN ADDITION, stab me inbetween periods?!
“LOLOLOLOL. WOW. THE ENTITLEMENT… the NERVE. I’M WEAKKKK….”
Lilly then took a more serious note, adding:
“No, but actually it hurts and I’m tired lol but I truly expect nothing less than my organs doing the most. After all, I am their mother.”
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Her video led to well-wishes from friends and family in the comments section.
Canadian comedian Howie Mandel wrote: “I’m here if you need anything.”
Film writer Kenya Barris said: “Dude!!! Soooo many prayers to you!!!!”
Indian Matchmaking personality Aparna Shewakramani said: “Sending healing.”
Influencer Liana V Benjamin wrote:
“Oh nooo! Praying for a quick recovery!”
Ovarian cysts are not uncommon as the Mayo Clinic states that “many women have ovarian cysts at some time” and “present little or no discomfort and are harmless”.
But large or ruptured cysts “can cause serious symptoms,” including pelvic pain, fullness or heaviness in the abdomen and bloating.
Lilly Singh has often shared her personal life, and has opened up about her struggles with depression.
In 2015, Lilly said depression was “nothing to be ashamed about” after she publicly discussed her own experience in a video.
She had said: “It was difficult to include it, but the reason I started making videos was because I was coming out of depression and I thought there’s probably so many other people out there that experience the exact same thing and no one talks about it.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed about.
“It’s a part of life – the ups and downs – and I really wanted people to start talking about it so I thought I’m going to lead by example. I’m going to openly talk about it.”