Sarah Hyland was hospitalized on Monday, June 18, 2018.
On Thursday, June 21, the Modern Family star took to her Instagram Stories to announce a recent health scare with her fans while participating in National Selfie Day. “Sometimes a selfie is more than just a good angle or feelin cute. This time for #nationalselfieday I’ve decided to share my truth. As painful as it is,” she wrote alongside a snapshot of herself from her hospital room, in which her face appeared to be rather swollen.
While adding the hashtag, “#stayhealthymyfriends,” the actress continued, “So here is my face that was torn from work against my will. But I’m very grateful it was. Health should always come first.”
As Smash Block TV previously reported, the 27-year-old TV star has suffered from a lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia, which resulted in a kidney transplant in 2012.
“I was born with so many health issues that doctors told my mother I would never have a normal life,” she revealed to Seventeen three years later. “And she said, ‘You’re right, she won’t — but it won’t be because of her health.’ When my mother told me that story, it resonated with me: if I can’t have an ordinary life, I might as well have an extraordinary one. If you set your mind to something, you’ll achieve it.”
After skipping the 2017 SAG Awards for undisclosed health reasons, Hyland addressed online speculation surrounding her fluctuating weight in a series of tweets last May. Explaining that she’d “lost a lot of muscle mass” due to her chronic health problems, she wrote to her followers, “My circumstances have put me in a place where I’m not in control of what my body looks like. So I strive to be as healthy as possible, as everyone should.”
At the time of this writing, the reason for Hyland’s recent trip to the hospital is currently unknown. However, with her hit ABC comedy series locked in for a 10th season, the actress will next appear on the big screen in the rom-com, The Wedding Year. In addition to landing the starring role, the actress will serve as an executive producer on the film.
In the meantime, we’re wishing Hyland a speedy recovery!