Tiffany Haddish Says She's Been Diagnosed With Endometriosis and Has Experienced 8 Miscarriages

“The devil is real.”

Comedian Tiffany Haddish attends the 3rd annual Friendly House Comedy Fundraiser at The Bourbon Room on April 07, 2024 in Hollywood, California.
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Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish is opening up about her reproductive health and the pain it has been causing her for years.

In a recent interview with People, Haddish said that her "body" has been "playing tricks" on her.

"I'm pretty sure the devil is real, because the first day of my period, no matter what, the devil goes into overdrive," she told the publication. "I feel like my life gets turned upside down."

After experiencing debilitating pain that Haddish says made her question whether or not she was "dying," the comedian learned that she has endometriosis— a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus and, as a result, causes severe pelvic pain, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Comedian Tiffany Haddish attends the 3rd annual Friendly House Comedy Fundraiser at The Bourbon Room on April 07, 2024 in Hollywood, California.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish attends the 3rd annual Friendly House Comedy Fundraiser at The Bourbon Room on April 07, 2024 in Hollywood, California.

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After some fainting spells, Haddish told People she finally visited a doctor in November.

"She gave me something because I kept passing out," she explained. "I don't talk about it, but people just think I'm (asleep) everywhere, but I'm passing out because I'll be in so much pain. The pain is crazy. It feels like somebody is kicking me in my back."

After an ultrasound confirmed that Haddish did have endometriosis, she underwent a procedure to "shave it down" and remove a fibroid.

One of the many side effects of endometriosis is pregnancy loss, and unfortunately Haddish revealed that she has experienced the type of loss many times over.

Tiffany Haddish attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 32nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 10, 2024 in West Hollywood, California.

Tiffany Haddish attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 32nd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 10, 2024 in West Hollywood, California.

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"Every time I find out I'm pregnant, I’m like: ‘Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do nothin’," she said, and after revealing that she has experienced eight miscarriages, including one just last year. "Even if I don’t really want (the baby), I still try to give it a chance."

Haddish also revealed that her latest miscarriage required medical intervention.

"It's like, I won't know why there's so much blood," she continued. "And then I go to the doctor and they're like: 'Oh, you're miscarrying right now. And I just D&C."

(A D&C stands for a dilation and curettage, a procedure similar to an abortion in which doctors remove any lingering pregnancy tissue from the uterus.)

Haddish did reveal that while she is casually dating she is celibate and isn't sure she will ever get married or become a mom.

"There is a part of me that wants to,” she said, in reference to motherhood. “I’ve got all this love, I should give it to somebody who can grow with it.”

Danielle Campoamor
Weekend Editor

Danielle Campoamor is Marie Claire's weekend editor covering all things news, celebrity, politics, culture, live events, and more. In addition, she is an award-winning freelance writer and former NBC journalist with over a decade of digital media experience covering mental health, reproductive justice, abortion access, maternal mortality and mental health, gun violence, climate change, politics, celebrity news, culture, online trends, wellness, gender-based violence and other feminist issues. You can find both her work in The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, TODAY, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle, Playboy, Teen Vogue, Glamour, The Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Prism, Newsweek and more. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their two feral sons. When she is not writing, editing or doom scrolling she enjoys reading, cooking, debating current events and politics, traveling to Seattle to see her dear friends and losing Pokémon battles against her ruthless offspring. You can find her on X, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and all the places.