“I’m here to say that no-one should aim to be the weight that I am right now,” Sarah Hyland said as she responded to criticism about her appearance.
The Modern Family actress took to social media after suggestions she looked anorexic in a recent photo.
Hyland underwent a kidney transplant in 2012 after battling kidney dysplasia her whole life.
“I’m not in control of what my body looks like,” the actress said in a post on Twitter.
Kidney dysplasia is a condition which can eventually cause the organ to malfunction.
Hyland made the comments after some fans suggested she looked anorexic in a recent Instagram post.
Hyland has previously said: “I was born with so many health issues that doctors told my mother I would never have a normal life.”
“This year has brought a lot of changes, and with that, physical changes,” Hyland said.
“Speaking about her recent health problems, the actress said:”I’ve basically been on bed rest for the last few months, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass.