Sarah Hyland Blasts Anorexia Rumors, Sets Record Straight

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Sarah Hyland would like your attention, please.

The Modern Family actress (who, yes, starred in that Dirty Dancing remake as well... but let's not talk about that ever again) took to Twitter on Wednesday in order to shoot down a rumor that's been making its way around the Internet for months now.

Does she have an eating disorder?

Sarah Hyland Thin Photo

Quite simply, no, Hyland responds below.

But she goes into great personal detail in explaining why this chatter needs to stop.

"I'd like to address something that has not only been brought up on Twitter but has been heavily discussed by all of you in my Instagram comments," Hyland wrote at the outset of a long post.

It continued:

"That something is my weight. I normally don't comment on things like this because it draws attention to those trying to spread negativity but I'm here to explain a few things and spread love.

"Here goes…I haven't had the greatest year. Maybe one day I'll talk about it but for now, I'd like my privacy. I will say this year has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes."


The 26-year old, who has been a series regular on Modern Family since its first season in 2009, added:

"I have been told I can't work out. Which, for me, is very upsetting. I am an activist for activity (and for eating junk food in bed but it's all about balance right?).

"I love to be outdoors. I love to be strong. (I'll be using that word a lot). Strength is everything. Being strong has gotten me where I am. Both mentally and physically.

"I am not a fan of ‘being skinny' which many of you have told me that I am too much of. ‘Eat a burger, your head is bigger than your body and that's disgusting' and you're right! I should eat a burger!

"Cause they're f--king delicious! But guess what. I do And again, you're right. No one's head should be bigger than their body but considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass.

"My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like."


The main message Hyland wanted to send to followers is that she is NOT promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.

Not at all. She's all for eating lots of food and she's all for different body shapes and sizes.

"I write this because I've been accused of promoting anorexia in, ironically enough, an anti-bullying post. And I want young girls to know that's not my intention."

We don't know for certain what has been going on with Hyland.

But she backed out of presenting at the 2017 SAG Awards due to her health.

And she shared here that she's "working hard to maintain my weight by eating as much protein as possible and continue to be strong and healthy. There's no need to worry.

"I've been down before and I'll probably be down again in my lifetime but I'm steadfast and solid and will conquer my obstacles."

Sarah Hyland at a Party

Back in 2012, Hyland revealed that she had undergone a kidney transplant from her father after a lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia.

We really hope she's doing okay right now.

As a concluding message to fans in this case, Hyland wrote the following:

Laugh. Love. Be happy. Support your peers. Love. Work hard. Be Confident. Love. Adopt puppies! Tell your mum you appreciate her. Love. Love. Love.

Perfectly said, right?

Sarah Hyland at Critics Choice Awards

We applaud Sarah Hyland for this update and wish her nothing but the very best.

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