We have some bad news, Amy Schumer fans. Due to complications related to the comedian's first pregnancy, Schumer's upcoming stand-up dates have been cancelled indefinitely. She is not cleared to fly for the next couple of weeks, and while she loves her fans a whole bunch, she doesn't want to risk the birth of her first child either. Here's how Amy Schumer described the situation online -- never afraid to reveal very personal details, as per usual for the forthcoming comic.
The news was brought to light on Amy Schumer's Instagram, where she went into explicit detail about the troubles she's currently facing with her first pregnancy and how they are hindering her tour dates. Thankfully, Schumer says she and the baby are "healthy," so there shouldn't be need to worry in that regard, and "everything looks good" when it comes to the process.
But Amy Schumer isn't cleared to fly at the moment, and she wants to follow the doctor's orders. Nevertheless, she claims it's "embarrassing" to cancel these tour dates, but refunds are now available.
To be more specific, Amy Schumer is currently dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum. As Entertainment Weekly explains, it's a form of morning sickness the actress/comedian has been battling in recent months following the pregnancy announcement, and it is preventing her from traveling and, therefore, performing comedy in other cities.
It was back in October when Schumer announced that she is expecting her first child with her new husband, chef Chris Fischer. She revealed the news via Instagram too. She showed her followers a sonogram of the bouncing little baby she's currently fostering right now.
While this news is certainly going to be disappointing for ticket holders, it's ultimately the safety and well-being of the popular comedian that should matter most of all. So long as Amy Schumer is doing well and not in distress, that's what counts. But that means many fans will simply have to wait before they get a chance to see her perform live comedy -- although they should be comforted to know that Schumer's newest Netflix stand-up special, Amy Schumer Growing, hits the streaming service on March 19th. While watching Amy Schumer do her thing on Netflix isn't quite the same as seeing her live and in-person, it'll have to do for now.
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