Amy Schumer has dropped out of a visit to the UK to promote her new film I Feel Pretty because of an emergency hospitalisation.

The actress and comic shared with fans on Friday (April 27) that a planned trip to Europe over the next week would have to be scrapped because she’s developed a kidney infection.

Alongside photos of her in a hospital bed, Amy joked: “I wanted to share this with you because this is sexy as hell but mostly because I was meant to go to London for the opening of I Feel Pretty and my doctors have told me that’s a no go.

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Here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection. I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the bad ass nurses also my husband who’s name is, i want to say, Chris? and my sisters Kimby and mol who have been by my side the whole time. I wanted to share this with you because this is sexy as hell but mostly because I was meant to go to London for the opening of I Feel Pretty and my doctors have told me that’s a no go. I’m really disappointed selfishly to miss this trip because I love London and Europe in general and all the great people (food) there. But I need to put my health first. I am so grateful for all the support the movie is getting. I hope people check it out in England and everywhere else in the world. It’s sweet and fun and you will walk out feeling better. Which is something I hope to feel soon too.

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Here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection. I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the bad ass nurses also my husband who’s name is, i want to say, Chris? and my sisters Kimby and mol who have been by my side the whole time. I wanted to share this with you because this is sexy as hell but mostly because I was meant to go to London for the opening of I Feel Pretty and my doctors have told me that’s a no go. I’m really disappointed selfishly to miss this trip because I love London and Europe in general and all the great people (food) there. But I need to put my health first. I am so grateful for all the support the movie is getting. I hope people check it out in England and everywhere else in the world. It’s sweet and fun and you will walk out feeling better. Which is something I hope to feel soon too.

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“I’m really disappointed selfishly to miss this trip because I love London and Europe in general and all the great people (food) there.”

Among the commitments that Amy will be missing out on is a scheduled appearance on next week’s Graham Norton Show alongside Stephen Mangan and popstar Jess Glynne.

“I need to put my health first,” she wrote on Instagram. ” I am so grateful for all the support the movie is getting. I hope people check it out in England and everywhere else in the world. It’s sweet and fun and you will walk out feeling better. Which is something I hope to feel soon too.”

Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, a comedy about a woman who gains extreme confidence after a head injury, has been ravaged by critics who accused the film of perpetuating negative female body image stereotypes.

The actress has responded to the backlash by admitting that she understands why the premise of I Feel Pretty has rubbed some people the wrong way.

“There was a backlash to the trailer, and that was kind of disappointing,” she said. “Even then, though, I understood it, and knew that the film wasn’t about what they thought it was about. I just wished they could see it,” she said.

“It’s pretty uncontroversial, the moral of the story being that confidence is the secret to success. Yeah, but that doesn’t matter. People find something.”

I Feel Pretty opens in UK cinemas on May 4 and is out now in the US.

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