Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has made headlines in the past over her love life and her incredible acting skills but now she’s turning heads for a rather upsetting reason. Lots of fans have noticed that over the past year she has lost a dramatic amount of weight. Sarah didn’t comment on her small frame for awhile and it led people to believe that something was seriously wrong. Now, she is taking control of her life and the rumors.

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Sarah took to social media to respond to buzz and explain that she is battling an illness. While she didn’t say exactly what that illness was, she has publicly talked about a kidney transplant that she had in 2012. Ever since then, she seemed to be at her healthiest – until recently.

Watch the video below and check out the statement she made to her fans regarding the illness and how she’s coping.

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While we’re not exactly sure if what Sarah is battling recently has anything to do with her kidneys, we can only hope and pray that she fights on. She has reportedly been struggling with health issues her entire life. In a previous interview, she said, “I was born with so many health issues that doctors told my mother I would never have a normal life. And she said, ‘You’re right, she won’t – but it won’t be because of her health.’ When my mother told me that story, it resonated with me: If I can’t have an ordinary life, I might as well have an extraordinary one. If you set your mind to something, you’ll achieve it.”

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