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Sarah Hyland: Stop Bullying Me Over My Weight

'Modern Family' star speaks out on health problems
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2017 3:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Hyland is tired of being called out for being "too skinny," she wrote in a series of tweets Wednesday. She says her weight has been "HEAVILY discussed" in comments on her Instagram photos, with people bullying her and saying things like "your head is bigger than your body and that's disgusting." Some have even accused her of promoting anorexia, she says. The truth is that she's been struggling with health issues and has "basically been on bed rest" for months, thus losing muscle mass, and has been on "life-saving" medication that causes swelling.

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"I am working hard to maintain my weight by eating as much protein as possible and continue to be STRONG and healthy," she writes. She points out that young girls are reading the comments about her body, and while such comments "don't affect me, they may affect others." She doesn't disclose what health issues she's struggling with, but People reports that she has talked in the past about suffering from kidney dysplasia and going through a kidney transplant in 2012. (Read more Sarah Hyland stories.)

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