Jameela Jamil shows ‘elastic’ skin as she hits back at cruel trolls

Jameela Jamil has shared a video in which she speaks candidly about her battle with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, as she hopes to raise awareness of the rare condition.

Jameela, who recently appeared on Meghan Markle's Archetypes podcast, had previously been accused by internet trolls of suffering from Munchausen Syndrome, which is a rare psychological condition in which somebody induces symptoms of illness in themselves.

The She-Hulk star has repeatedly hit back at these trolls, and has now shown her "elastic" skin, which is caused by Ehlers-Danlos.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (December 27) she shared a video showing off the elasticity of her skin, adding that she hopes to raise awareness of the condition, which can be quite dangerous if left undiagnosed.

Speaking to the camera The Good Place star began: "Hi look at this, Jesus Christ, this is not an app or filter. It's my face, look at how elastic that is. The reason it's so elastic is because I have EDS, I have HEDS three, the H because I'm so hyper mobile.

"The joints, nothing bends the right way, everything bends the wrong way. I want to talk about it despite the fact people like to make fun of me because of my health.

"It's a serious condition and affects every part of your body and your mind and it's a dangerous thing to have if you don't know you have it."

Discussing how the condition impacts her day-to-day life, she said: "The way it affects bruising, bleeding, healing, if you want to have a baby… I don't drink, smoke, do drugs.

"I'm worried at the fact I'm disadvantaged with my health, it means you dislocate, your teeth are harder to work on, your struggles with migraines, random allergies."

Continuing, she encouraged those with similar symptoms to visit their doctor: "I'm not a doctor but that's why I want you to go to a doctor… if you're struggling with your joints and accidents all the time, please look at the symptoms.

"It really can save your life. The people who have it really look well. I love you, I'm with you, go get checked!"

Captioning the clip, Jameela discussed how she'd previously been trolled over her health issues, writing: "Sorry I don't talk about this more often.

"The internet made fun of me over my health problems and it made me suicidal for a while. But they are just a bunch of ignorant arseholes who haven't a hundredth of our strength, they can't imagine surviving what we survive, so they choose to gaslight us about it all instead.

"I'm done not talking to the people who MATTER about this hugely important subject because a bunch of people lucky to have good health, have no souls. Let's raise awareness on this subject together, and save some motherf*cking lives!"

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.


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