Earlier this year, comedian Amy Schumer performed a sketch on Saturday Night Live exposing the horrors of childbirth. While she may have been faking it then, the 37-year-old mother-to-be definitely wasn’t pretending this past Tuesday night, when she uploaded a graphic video of herself vomiting on the way to her stand-up gig at Tarrytown Music Hall in New York.
Posted to her Instagram with the warning “Turn sound off if you have a weak stomach,” the clip shows Schumer in the passenger seat of a car, throwing up continuously into a plastic cup “This was my ride to my show at @tarrytownmusichall tonight,” she explained. But Schumer was a trooper—despite the unpleasant pregnancy symptoms, she still managed to perform her entire set, giving a new meaning to “the show must go on.”
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Turn sound off if you have a weak stomach. This was my ride to my show at @tarrytownmusichall tonight and a picture from the end of my set. I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate cancelling shows. I have to postpone some until I feel human again. But i will make up these dates and we will have a great time. I’m so proud of my stand up right now and can’t wait to share it. Thanks to the amazing crowd tonight for being so warm and such great laughers and for being cool with my sweatpants and slippers on stage. Shots by @marcusrussellprice we are shooting a doc of me these past few months leading up to a special Im filming and you will see that I’m strugglin right now. But I’m so grateful and excited to be a mom. I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have. But I guess what I’m really saying is Fuck Hyde-Smith and anyone who voted for her. My feelings on her are best expressed by the above video. And I don’t usually agree with speaking ill of crackheads, but she has a crackhead looking mouth. Tiny racist teeth confederate ass campaign with her crack mouth said she would attend a public hanging. #crackmouth #tinyracistteeth #hyperemesisgravidarum
The I Am Pretty actress, who was recently hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (a condition that can occur during pregnancy and that causes severe nausea), shared the video in light of her announcement that she would have to postpone some of her tour dates. “I love doing stand-up more than anything and I hate canceling shows,” she wrote. “I have to postpone some until I feel human again. But I will make up these dates and we will have a great time.”
Her fans are more than understanding, with the video receiving plenty of encouraging comments, calling Schumer a “brave warrior” and thanking her for being so real. Some women who have dealt with a similar condition also shared their own tips for making it through.
And while Schumer, who thanked Tuesday’s audience for “being so warm and such great laughers and for being cool with my sweatpants and slippers on stage,” hasn’t had the easiest pregnancy, she is still eagerly awaiting the arrival of her baby with husband Chris Fischer. She said, “I’m so grateful and excited to be a mom. I’m grateful I have access to healthcare, as we all should have.”