Kate Beckinsale Explains Mysterious Six-Week Hospital Stay

In her latest pushback against online body shamers, Kate Beckinsale shed more light on the health issues that landed her in hospital earlier this year.

The “Underworld” star said in March that she had been hospitalized. At the time, she didn’t give a reason for what turned out to be a six-week stay, but she has since clarified in a pair of Instagram comments.

Beckinsale posted a Tuesday Instagram reel in which she wears a bright pink bikini bottom, matching crop top and black platform boots, while snidely noting that her fans “don’t feel like I’m doing things that are age appropriate.”

One of the comments on the video was: “Go do some squats @katebeckinsale” because she was too skinny.

In response, the British actress wrote: “No, I watched my stepfather die in a really shocking way, my mother has stage 4 cancer and I have lost a lot of weight due to stress and grief,” adding that she spent six weeks in hospital because “the grief had burned a hole in my oesophagus”. [sic] which made me throw up blood.” Eating became “really difficult,” she said.

Beckinsale added that she recently shot a film that was “quite moving” because its theme involved the death of a father.

“So I really don’t care what you think…” she wrote.

The exchange follows a similar exchange two months earlier.

On an Instagram from May 24 reelBeckinsale shared some behind-the-scenes footage from her upcoming film “Stolen Girl.” Several commenters expressed concern over the actress’ apparent weight loss.

“Sorry to say this Kate, but you look a little thin. You’ve always made a good impression. [sic] a great balance.. But when your cheekbones start to grow, the balance gets lost,” one user wrote.

Beckinsale responded that she was dealing with “unbearable losses,” including the deaths of her stepfather Roy Battersby and her “soulmate cat of almost 19 years.” She added in her response that her weight loss was the result of a tear in her esophagus — and a “severe flare-up of my mast cell disease” made worse by “stress, shock and grief.”

“What you think of my appearance and how I should look, regardless of the circumstances of my life and my family’s life, is not important,” she wrote. “I don’t care what your taste in women is. I care that you think one of us should know about it. I will not comment on this anymore. Do better.”

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

“So it’s nice to visit friends and have a little perspective. I think everyone has had a tough year,” she said.

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