Actress Kate Beckinsale breaks silence on hospital stay as she slams online troll over weight loss

Kate Beckinsale has finally broken her silence about her hospital stay earlier this year, as she criticised an online troll over her weight. Kate Beckinsale has finally broken her silence about her hospital stay earlier this year, as she criticised an online troll over her weight.
Kate Beckinsale has finally broken her silence about her hospital stay earlier this year, as she criticised an online troll over her weight. | Getty
Kate Beckinsale has finally broken her silence about her hospital stay earlier this year, as she criticised an online troll over her weight.

The 50-year-old ‘Underworld’ actress posted a mirror selfie video on Instagram on Monday (July 8), with a caption, “Let’s have a toast for the douche bags. Let’s have a toast for the assholes. Let’s have a toast for the scumbags 😘😘😘😘.”

In the clip, the ‘Prisoner’s Daughter’ actress is seen wearing a chic off-the-shoulder pink T-shirt adorned with hamster graphics on the chest, paired with a matching pink bikini bottom and calf-high motorcycle boots. She flaunts her slim figure as she strikes a twerking pose.

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While many of her followers praised her for being “fit” and “pretty” one troll slammed the actress, saying: “Go do some squats @katebeckinsale I think ur ass ran away.” Beckinsale shut down the remark as she explained her condition that led her to the apparent weight loss.

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She replied: “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, quite quickly and then I was in hospital for six weeks because the grief had burned a hole in my oesophagus which made me vomit copious amounts of blood... and I found eating very hard and I just worked very very hard on a movie that was actually quite triggering because it also involved the theme of the death of my father so l'm not really concerned about what you think about my ass. Maybe you should worry about your own fucking ass. I suggest shoving something up it-like a large pineapple or a brick.”

The actress, who had initially shared her health struggles on Instagram, had removed all related posts. Her original updates included tearful images from her hospital bed and posts about spending Easter in the hospital, which had left fans shocked and concerned.

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On March 19, the actress posted from the hospital, paying tribute to her late father, Richard Beckinsale, who died in 1979, and her stepfather, Roy Battersby, who died at the age of 87 on January 10. On April 4, Beckinsale shared pictures from her hospital bed while receiving a visit from her friend Jonathan Voluck.

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She first disclosed her health concerns in a post on March 11 with a series of photos of her pictures in a hospital gown. She wrote: "Happy birthday and UK Mother’s Day this last week to my incredible mother. Thank you to those that love us and support us when it’s shit and try to make sure there are some bits that aren’t . And for looking after our dogs when we can’t , and lead us to remember happy things when we can’t. And turn up when we are sick and sit with us . . And send balloons and check in and pull us out of wells with love.

"Thank you for loving us, those who do, and for the amazing, kindest Nick, and especially for my mother’s capacity for joy. It is so inspiring and beautiful .Happy everything mama . Your fight for joy despite also welcoming tears is the experience of watching a warrior up close. I love you x."

Beckinsale however never addressed the reason behind her hospital stay but she denied being treated for a ruptured cyst or endometriosis. She confirmed this while commenting on a follower’s comment on Instagram. Referring to a ruptured ovarian cyst she suffered in January 2019, she said: "I didn’t have a ruptured cyst since 2019. But thank you so much for your kind wishes x.”

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