Sarah Hyland Addresses Health And Weight Issues On Twitter

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland gave an update on her health in a series of lengthy Twitter messages amid growing speculation about her fluctuating weight.

"I haven't had the greatest year. Maybe one day I'll talk about it but for now, I'd like my privacy. I will say that this year has brought a lot of changes and with that, physical changes," the 26-year-old actress wrote.

"I have been told that I can't work out. Which, for me, is very upsetting," she continued. "I love to be STRONG. (I'll be using that word a lot.) Strength is everything. Being strong has gotten me where I am. Both mentally and physically. I am not a fan of 'being skinny.'"

Hyland then turned to the quotes she has read from online haters, during which she revealed she has "basically" been on bed rest for the past few months. "'Eat a burger,' 'your head is bigger than your body and that's disgusting,'" she wrote. "And you're right! ... No one's head should be bigger than their body, but considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like. So I strive to be as healthy as possible, as everyone should."

She added, "Oh and no that's not photoshop. Those are my legs. Those are my arms. I write this because I've been accused of promoting anorexia in, ironically enough, an anti bullying post. And I want young girls to know that that's NOT my intention."

"My self confidence is not rendered from your comments," she added later in the post. "Because I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a woman. And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra. Love the you you set out to be. Be the best version of yourself. Be healthy."

Hyland reportedly skipped the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards for health reasons. She underwent a kidney transplant in 2012 as a result of her lifelong battle with kidney dysplasia.