Jameela Jamil no longer cares if haters claim she’s “boring” about her health issues – she just wants to “save the lives of mothers-kings”.
The 36-year-old ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ star posted a three-minute video on TikTok on Tuesday, which she began by showing off the elasticity of her cheeks.
“Jesus Christ, it’s not an app, it’s not a filter, it’s just my face. Look how elastic it is,” the Briton said as she peeled her skin away from her mouth.
She explained that the seemingly silly party thing was actually a symptom of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – a group of disorders that affect the body’s connective tissues.
“It’s about my joints,” Jamil continued, hyperextending his arm. “As you can see, nothing bends the right way, everything bends the right way and the wrong way.”
“Yeah that’s very sexy, thanks for asking,” she joked.
The ‘The Good Place’ actress added that “despite the fact that people like to make fun of me for my health,” she wants to raise awareness about the condition.
Jamil was slammed two years ago for a long health history that includes battles with cancer, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, car accident injuries, mercury poisoning, seizures and run-ins with “killer bees”.
“The internet made fun of me because of my health issues, and it made me feel suicidal for a while,” Jamil captioned the video on Instagram. “But they’re just a bunch of ignorant assholes who don’t have a hundredth of our strength, they can’t imagine surviving what we’re surviving, so they choose to enlighten us on all of that instead.”
In the video, Jamil also describes the effect of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome on bruising, bleeding, healing, and childbirth.
“I’m done not talking to people who rely on this extremely important topic because a group of people lucky enough to have good health don’t have souls. Let’s raise awareness about this together, and save lives. of mothers – – kings!” Jamil wrote in his caption.
She ended the video by encouraging people to listen to their bodies to try to catch the diagnosis early to avoid later medical complications.
“People don’t believe us either, especially when we’re kids…because ‘who could have so much trouble?’ she said, sympathizing with people who are struggling — but who still seem “healthy.”
“I love you, I’m with you, go get checked out,” she signed off.
Jamil has long been outspoken about his mental health struggles. She previously claimed that Piers Morgan’s “campaign of lies” against her almost drove her to suicide in 2020.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call or text Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on 988.