People.com Lifestyle Health Amy Schumer Reveals Her Dad Has Been Hospitalized, Jokes It Was from a 'Magician Sawing Accident' The comedian has been candid about her father's health struggles in the past, previously opening up about his battle with multiple sclerosis By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on March 30, 2021 11:52 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Amy Schumer's father, Gordon, has been hospitalized — but the actress and her dad are still in good spirits. On Monday night, the comedian, 39, announced she had "terrible news," sharing a selfie to Instagram of herself sitting beside her father's hospital bed. In typical Schumer fashion, the Trainwreck star was able to bring humor into the situation by joking that her father had been in an "unfortunate magician sawing accident." "He has a good spirit through it all and we're still hoping the magician will turn back up," she teased in the caption. Apart from the post, Schumer did not share any further details about the reason for Gordon's hospitalization. Amy Schumer Brings Son Gene, 22 Months, to Visit Her Dad for First Time in a Year: 'Big Day' Many of Schumer's friends and followers wished her father a speedy recovery in the comments of her post. "Hope your dad will be outta there soon," comedian Sarah Cooper wrote, to which Schumer jokingly replied, "yes Well some of him" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Amy Schumer Instagram Naomi Campbell added, "Sending positive vibes to your dad & you ❤️🙏🏾," as Olivia Culpo replied, "❤️🙏🏼." Lindsey Vonn also dropped two praying hand emojis. Others played on Schumer's caption about the magic accident, including Nick Kroll who wrote, "I have the bottom half. What's it worth to you?" "That's why you always choose the disappearing box!" Ali Wentworth joked. Amy Schumer on Her Father's Multiple Sclerosis: 'It's So Painful' to See Him Suffering Schumer has been open about her father's health struggles, previously telling Barbara Walters in 2015 that he has lived with Multiple Sclerosis since she was 12. "Some days he's really good and he's with it and we're joking," she said at the time. "And some days I go to visit my dad and it's so painful. I can't believe it." She added: "In terms of my dad being sick, it was just confusing to me, especially the way MS works. He was in physical pain. That's when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them — I would keep everybody laughing." Amy Schumer with son Gene (right) and her dad, Gordon. Amy schumer/ instagram Earlier this month, the actress shared on Instagram that she was able to visit her dad for the first time in a year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and she brought along son Gene David, 22 months, for the occasion. "Big day. First real visit with my dad in a year," the comedian captioned the post at the time, adding, "Learned my mom can play the shofar and we started dressing Gene like the guy at the party with drugs. How was your day?"