Amy Schumer On Why She Revealed Her Husband’s Autism Diagnosis

The comedian/actress Amy Schumer appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and talked about her husband Chris Fischer’s autism diagnosis.

Schumer opened up about it in her new Netflix special “Growing,” which started streaming on Tuesday. The comedian also told the public why she and her husband decided to share this personal information with them. Moreover, she said that she wanted to encourage people not to be afraid of the stigma.

Amy Schumer Husband's Autism Diagnosis

Schumer started speaking about it:

My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum.

The Golden Globe nominee also shared that his diagnosis has been positive for the couple. The expectant comedian told the Late Night host:

Hopefully, if you can get help, the tools that we’ve been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable and so, I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma.


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Schumer also continued complimenting her husband for being a great guy:

He’s an amazing guy. I don’t want to make it sound like, I’m so nice that I married someone with autism. I fell in love with him and I wouldn’t trade him in for anybody.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, autism spectrum disorder is a “developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior.”


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The duo married a year ago in February, and they are expecting their first child together. We wish them all the best and may they be happy always!


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