Amy Schumer Commended for Revealing Her Husband Has Autism
Amy Schumer first made the reveal on her Netflix special, "Growing."
On Wednesday evening, Schumer, who first made the reveal on her Netflix special, "Growing," appeared on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" to speak about why she and her husband, Chris Fischer, had decided to reveal the diagnosis.
“He was diagnosed as high-functioning autism spectrum disorder,” Schumer said. "We both wanted to talk about it because it's been totally positive."
She continued: "I think a lot people resist getting diagnosed and even some of their children because of the stigma that comes along with it.”
On social media, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
"I'm also mildly autistic and I'm engaged to a wonderful woman," wrote one person. "Knowing that you love your husband for it and that you're starting a family helps me!"
"Thank you for coming out of the autism closet and bringing awareness to the forefront," another person said. "We all need support."
Schumer, who's expecting her first child with Fischer, also spoke about her pregnancy. She's suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes extreme nausea.
"It's been pretty tough, I didn't know that pregnancies were such a bummer," said Schumer.
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