Amy Schumer is speaking up about her long-term fight with trichotillomania, a condition that involves compulsive hair pulling. “I believe everyone has a major secret, and mine is mine,” Schumer said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Friday. “And I’m glad that my major secret only bothers me, but it’s something I’ve been ashamed of for a long time.

The comedian said that her battles with trichotillomania — a mental health issue, not merely a “bad habit,” according to the Mayo Clinic — began in elementary school and have remained a source of anxiety to this day. “It’s not like I had this problem before and now I don’t,” she explained. “It’s something I’m still working on.

Amy Schumer is opening up about her years-long battle with trichotillomania, a disorder that causes compulsive urges to pull out one’s hair.
Amy Schumer is sharing her trichotillomania diagnosis.
Photo Source: Facebook

Trichotillomania occurred for the Academy Awards host during a particularly stressful period in her life when her father filed bankruptcy and was afflicted with multiple sclerosis shortly after. Her mother also left him for her best friend’s married father before Schumer started high school.

Also See: All Details About Lexi Ainsworth’s Net Worth, Relationship Status, and Early Life

Pulling her hair out all the time caused bald spots, so she had to wear an ill-fitting wig to school, which “everyone knew,” according to the actress. “Every time he touches his head, I’m having a heart attack,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, worried that her 2-year-old son, Gene, will inherit the hereditary ailment.

Schumer explores the diagnosis in her new semi-autobiographical Hulu series.
Since grade school, the 40-year-old comic has struggled with the disease.
Photo Source: Instagram

In her new semi-autobiographical Hulu series, “Life & Beth,” Schumer explores the diagnosis to bring awareness to others who are coping with the same problem.

Click Here To Know: Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand Relationship Timeline

I don’t want to keep a big secret any longer,” she stated. “And I figured that putting that in there would help me relieve some of my embarrassment and, hopefully, help others relieve some of theirs as well.

Follow Featured Biography for more celebrity reads.