Sarah Hyland shares photo of her painfully swollen face on ‘National Selfie Day’

Doesn’t it seem like there are a lot more unnecessary “holidays” in the era of social media? This one in particular was invented just so we can justify selfies (as if that needs a justification). Sarah Hyland celebrated “National Selfie Day” late last week (I can’t, but at least it was started for charity) by posting the photo below, taken from the hospital, with a message about how she had to leave work. We know she has a genetic condition called kidney dysplasia, which is when the kidneys don’t form properly in utero. She had a kidney transplant in 2012, donated by her father, and is on medication for that. It’s unclear what she’s suffering from here as she didn’t say what it was, just that she had to miss work and was “torn from work against my will.” This could be from steroids she takes for her condition, as she had a similar reaction to Prednisone in 2017. She also posted a photo cuddling with her dog the day before and wrote that her dog knew she needed treatment. Dogs are empathic that way.



The good news is that Sarah is back at home and plans to return to work soon. I hope she’s ok and that she continues to be ok. It’s just a reminder that we need to listen to our bodies and take care of ourselves when things feel overwhelming.

In other news about Sarah, she’s been with one of the Bachelor contestants, Wells Adams, since at least Halloween when they made their social media debut in costume as characters from Stranger Things. Wells posted a nice IG story for Sarah with a message that he misses her and is coming home soon.


This is really sweet but this dude is away filming Bachelor in Paradise. I don’t watch that show but isn’t it about setting up all the Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants on second chance hookups? How can you seriously date someone from those shows? I would be so jealous. (Update: Thanks to HelloSunshine for pointing out that Wells is the bartender on that show.)



Hyland is shown out with Adams in late May and at the iHeartRadio awards in March. Credit: WENN. Other photos credit Instagram/Sarah Hyland/Wells Adams via US Weekly

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  1. HelloSunshine says:

    Okay I’m sad I’m throwing this out there but I think Wells is actually playing the role of bartender there and not to “find love” lol

    I really appreciate that she’s open about her health and the reactions that can come from steroids and how her kidney disease affects her life. I find it really brave and it makes me really like her.

  2. Reece says:

    National Selfie Day??? Motha___________…!!!!
    I quit!

  3. Kiki says:

    Sarah Hyland is awesome. I hope she gets better soon and in better spirits. I think she is really a talented actress. Health is very important and best wishes to her.

  4. Nicegirl says:

    Get well soon, Sarah.

  5. Mo' Comments Mo' Problems says:

    Does Wells seem opportunistic? And hope that Sarah is feeling better!

  6. Spicecake38 says:

    This post with Sarah’s swollen face pic is right up my alley today.I am sorry she’s ill,and hope she’s well soon.I have lived with Crohn’s disease and use prednisone often,and am recovering (thankfully!)from breast cancer earlier this year.Prednisone and other immunosuppressive meds can cause swelling I live with it often.So today I’m swollen from Crohn’s,scarred from breast cancer,and feeling ugly-Thanks Sarah for showing us that even young beauties like her self can have bad/off days.It’s summer and I want to cover up instead of show all this year-Thanks for this post today Celebitchy I feel much less alone in my ( damaged)body 😞💔😷And glad Sarah posts these kinds of photos

    • Pandy says:

      Feel better Spicecake – you’ll be strutting your stuff soon enough I hope!

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Thanks Pandy,your nice words made my day!❤️And I get new nipples pretty soon,so ya know,#Goals😊But for real I’m cancer free and THAT is beautiful!!!

    • waitwhat says:

      Oh my, Spicecake. Your body has been through it – but it sounds like one tough body! All the best to you in your recovery.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Thanks waitwhat !I love your name BTW.Actually,it’s what I said to myself when I discovered my breast cancer.Autoimmune disease since 12 years old and just turned 42 and BOOM breast cancer-I was like waitwhat😉😉😉Isn’t one health problem enough 😂Sometimes you just gotta shake your head and be like …..🙄Really though thank you for the nice words!!!

  7. Kit says:

    I’ve been staring at that picture for ages but I cannot make out the dog. Am I crazy?

    • Jeanne says:

      It took me awhile! The dog is brown and is along the bottom left of the photo. Its nose is up against her ear. Hope that helps!