Our queen Anna Kendrick somehow manages to stay her same funny self, even in scary and serious moments. On February 1, the 33-year-old actress took to Twitter to reveal that she had recently been hospitalized while suffering from kidney stones. Luckily, she seems to be feeling better, and had nothing but praise for her doctors and nurses.
“So, I need to give a shout-out to the Atlanta doctors and nurses who helped me through my first experience with kidney stones when I was at my most vulnerable and terrified,” the Pitch Perfect star posted. “Especially the truly wonderful ladies: Renee, Sandra, Muriel, Beverly, Ashley, Nina, Callie, and the young woman whose name started with ‘L’?? I can’t remember.”
So, I need to give a shout out to the Atlanta doctors and nurses who helped me through my first experience with kidney stones when I was at my most vulnerable and terrified. Especially the truly wonderful ladies: Renee, Sandra, Muriel, Beverly, Ashley, Nina, Callie, and…
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 1, 2019
But it sounds like Anna had a pretty good reason for forgetting that last nurse’s name. “In fairness, you were one of the people giving me the heavy s–t right before I went under,” she said. “But you laughed at my tired a– ‘If I die, clear my search history’ joke and I appreciate that.” How can this girl crack jokes even while hospitalized?! We are not worthy.
But despite the quips, Anna had many of the same concerns anyone does while in excruciating pain. She feared that doctors would tell her that her illness was “nothing serious” or that she was just being a baby and it was something she should have simply “fought through.” “I’m so grateful to these women,” she gushed, grateful for their reassurance. “Even if we only interacted for a moment, know that the attention and kindness you give your patients is so appreciated.”
Fans were shook to see that Anna had just gone through something so harrowing and painful, and sent their love in the comments. “ARE YOU OKAY? GET WELL SOON,” said one. “Oh no I hope you are feeling better now and that everything is fine,” said another. A third empathized, saying, “Kidney stones SUCK!!! So much pain. Glad you are doing alright now.”
A few different things can cause the painful condition. The Mayo Clinic explains that “often, stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.” Usually, these stones can pass through the body with the help of lots of water and pain medication, but in serious cases, surgery may be needed to remove them. It is unclear if Anna underwent surgery, though she did say she “went under” which might mean she used anesthesia, which would only happen if they did surgery. Either way, we hope shes feeling better now!