Amy Schumer nearly stopped hosting “Saturday Night Live” last week after her 3-year-old son, Gene, was rushed to the emergency room for respiratory syncytial virus, she said. The Hollywood Reporter.
“I was like, ‘I’m obviously not hosting’ [SNL] no more,” she told the outlet. “I texted people like, ‘Should I see who can fill it out? Or will they?’ And they said, ‘No, you’re going to do it.’ So I missed all Thursday and went in Friday morning.”
The 41-year-old comedian, who presented “SNL” on Nov. 5, told The Hollywood Reporter that she is still traumatized by her son with Chris Fischer who contracted the virus, from which he has since recovered.
In an Instagram post she made after hosting the NBC sketch comedy show, Schumer said it had been the hardest week of her life.
“I missed Thursday’s rehearsals when my son was rushed to the emergency room and admitted for RSV,” she wrote. “I was allowed to spend the whole day with him in the hospital and the beautiful people at @nbcsnl could not have been more supportive. My son is at home and better.”
Schumer also shared a photo on her Instagram story of her and Gene laying in a hospital bed together while watching a video on her phone. The 3-year-old was given oxygen in the image.
“This was our Thursday,” she said in the caption. “RSV isn’t poking around.”
RSV can cause “mild, cold symptoms,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Preventionand is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under 1 year of age in the US