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Kate Beckinsale Reveals Her Six-Week Hospital Stay Was Due to 'Stress and Grief'

Kate Beckinsale Reveals Her Six-Week Hospital Stay Was Due to ‘Stress and Grief’

In her latest response to online body-shamers, Kate Beckinsale has opened up more about the health issues that caused her hospitalization earlier this year.

The “Underworld” star revealed in March that she had been hospitalized but didn’t disclose the reason for her six-week stay until now. In a pair of recent Instagram replies, she shared more details.

On Tuesday, Beckinsale posted an Instagram reel wearing a bright-pink bikini bottom, matching crop top, and black platform boots while sarcastically noting her fans’ concerns about her not doing “age-appropriate things.”

One commenter on the video suggested she should “go do some squats” because of her thin appearance.

The British actress responded by stating, “No, actually, I watched my stepfather die quite shockingly, my mother has stage 4 cancer, and I lost a lot of weight from stress and grief.” She explained that she had been hospitalized for six weeks because “the grief had burned a hole in my oesophagus, which made me vomit blood,” making eating “very hard.”

Beckinsale also mentioned that she had recently filmed a movie that was “quite triggering” as it involved the theme of a father’s death.

“So I’m not really concerned about what you think … ,” she added.

This exchange comes after a similar incident two months earlier.

In a May 24 Instagram reel, Beckinsale shared some behind-the-scenes footage from her upcoming movie “Stolen Girl.” Some commenters expressed concern about her apparent weight loss.

“Sorry to say this Kate, but you do look a bit thin.. You always striked a great balance.. But when your cheekbones start to grow, the balance is lost,” one user commented.

Beckinsale replied that she was dealing with “unbearable losses,” which included the deaths of her stepfather Roy Battersby and her “soulmate cat of almost 19 years.” She added that her weight loss was due to an esophageal tear and a “severe flare of my mast cell disease” worsened by “stress, shock and grief.”

“What you think of my appearance and how I should look, independently of any circumstances in my life and my family’s is not important,” she wrote. “I don’t care what your taste in women is. I care that you think any of us need to be apprised of it. I will not address this again. Do better.”

In May, Beckinsale returned to the red carpet at the King’s Trust Global Gala in New York City, where she told People that she had had a “rough year.”

“That’s why it’s nice to come and see friends and have a little perspective. Everyone’s had a bit of a rough year, I think,” she said.

Source: Los Angeles Times