On Sunday night, Rebel Wilson went to Instagram to look at first glance for an experience, unfortunately, that many people can relate to: the fight against fertility.
“I received bad news today and there was no one to share it with … but I guess I have to tell someone,” she said in the caption, combined with a photo that looks upset against a beautiful landscape.
“I feel for all the women out there who are struggling with fertility. The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all makes no sense … but I hope the light will shine through all the dark clouds.”
In December 2020, Wilson, 41, opened during a live Instagram session about his decision to freeze his eggs.
“Like all good women in their careers out there, they need to know that if this is something you’re interested in, it’s a good time to do it,” Wilson said. “Reaching the 1940s is like leaving it a little late. It is better to do it a little earlier if you can. “
The Pitch Perfect star noted that her process inspired the “Year of Health”.
“I was thinking about fertility and having quality eggs in the bank, so I said, ‘Okay, I’m going to do this, I’m going to be fine,'” Wilson said.
A month earlier, it opened for E! News that she was diagnosed with PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome when she was younger.
“I’ve been overweight for about 20 years,” she said when asked about her past and future health. “I started gaining weight when I was about 20. I had something called PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome – and I gained weight quickly. It’s just a hormonal imbalance and you usually gain a lot of weight and that’s how it was for me.”
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), up to 80 percent of women with PCOS are overweight and the condition is one of the most common causes of female infertility.
“Sometimes I feel sad, but at the same time I worked with my body to my advantage,” she added. “I like to be of any size. I’m just 40, I’m better in health and I’m thinking of starting a family.”
On Sunday, fans of the actor and comedian bombed the comment section with a lot of support for her amid her apparent struggle.
“Your vulnerability is inspiring,” said one man. “I hope these groups of support messages lift your chin a little. The dark clouds are only temporary.”
“As a person who struggles with fertility all his life, it becomes easier in a few days,” wrote another fan. “But it’s understandable to feel depressed. You’re not alone.”