Sarah Hyland is looking back at dealing with her health struggles while filming Modern Family.
If you’re unaware, the 32-year-old actress was born with kidney dysplasia, which is a condition where the kidneys don’t develop as they typically would in the womb.
Sarah has had over 16 surgeries, including two kidney transplants.
While appearing on former co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson‘s podcast Dinner’s On Me, Sarah claimed that Modern Family producers “insisted” she wear high heels while her feet were in extreme pain due to gout, which was brought on by dialysis.
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“I was always focused on essentially just surviving and knowing my lines… being there 100 per cent when they yelled, ‘action’ — and then immediately collapsing when they yelled, ‘cut,’” Sarah recalled.
Jesse then brought up the one episode where his character and Sarah‘s were pushing a car, recalling how she was in an “intense amount of pain” and had to use crutches to walk.
“I had gout!… I was on dialysis… it was wild,” Sarah said. “They put me in high heels… They had not established my outfit yet and they insisted that I was wearing heels. It was the most excruciating pain.”
In another recent interview, Sarah revealed why she almost lost out on play Haley Dunphy on Modern Family.