On Sunday night, Rebel Wilson took to Instagram to apparently talk about an experience that many people can unfortunately relate to: fertility issues.
“I got some bad news today and didn’t have anyone to share it with … but I guess I need to tell someone about it,” she said in the caption, paired with a photo of ‘she looks annoyed by a beautiful landscape.
“For all the women struggling with fertility, I can smell you. The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense … but I hope there is light about to shine through all the dark clouds. “
In December 2020, Wilson, 41, opened up in an Instagram Live session about his decision to freeze her eggs.
“As all good career women should know, if this is something you are interested in, now is a good time to do it,” Wilson said. “Reaching quarantine is even kind of leaving it a little too late. Better to do it a little earlier if you can. “
The “Pitch Perfect” star noted that the process inspired her “Year of Health.”
“I was thinking about fertility and having good quality eggs in the bank, so I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to do this, I’m going to be healthy,’ Wilson said.
A month ago, she opened up to E! News of the diagnosis of PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, when she was younger.
“I’ve been overweight for about 20 years,” she replied when asked about her past and future health. “I started to gain weight around the age of 20. I had something called PCOS – polycystic ovary syndrome – and I gained weight quickly. It’s just a hormonal imbalance and you usually put on a lot of weight and that’s how it manifested in me.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), up to 80% of women with PCOS are obese, and the disease is one of the most common causes of female infertility.
“Sometimes I feel sad, but at the same time I worked my body to my advantage,” she added. “I like being of all sizes. I just turned 40, I’m more health conscious and thinking of starting a family.”
Fans of the actor and comedian bombarded the comments section with a lot of support for him on Sunday amid his apparent struggle.
“Your vulnerability is inspiring,” one person commented. “I hope these masses of messages of support lift you up a bit. The dark clouds are only temporary.”
“As someone who’s struggled with fertility their entire life, it gets easier some days,” another fan wrote. “But it’s understandable to feel depressed. You are not alone.”