Amy Schemer’s 3 Year Old Son Was Hospitalized During Her ‘SNL’ Rehearsals

Amy Schumer, comedian, and actress says her three-year-old son Gene is on the mend following a battle with Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Schumer, 41, took to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate her Saturday Night Live hosting gig the night before. In her post, she shared that the week was not easy due to the fact that her son suffered a health emergency in the midst of rehearsals for the show.

“This was the hardest week of my life,” she wrote, alongside a series of photos and videos of her time at SNL. “I missed Thursday rehearsals when my son was rushed to ER and admitted for RSV. Shout out to all the parents going through this right now. I got to be with him the whole day at the hospital and the beautiful humans at @nbcsnl couldn’t have been more supportive.”

RSV is an infection of the respiratory system that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. According to the CDC, there are more than 2 million cases of RSV a year in children under five, and up to 80,000 hospitalizations are among that age group.

Schumer continued, saying that her son is “home and better.” She also praised the SNL cast for being “the most talented people with the kindest hearts.”  Schumer concluded her post, “Thank you everyone there, and to the doctors and nurses who helped us.”


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The actress received many comments praising her for her decision and caring comments flooded her with support.

Jessica Seinfeld said that she was the “proudest” of the star for doing right by her son while adding, “Treating every nurse and doctor with warmth and appreciation whilst you were melting from fear and stress. You made the obvious choice to stay with Gene over going to SNL rehearsal that day, and you still managed to absolutely kill it last night. Blown away by you, per usual.”

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