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Amy Schumer Opens Up To Barbara Walters About Her Dad's 'Painful' Battle With MS — And How It Inspired Her Comedy!

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Whether it's her irreverent stand-up or raunchy writing, Amy Schumer can find the humor in just about everything.

But the comedienne had a serious discussion about her father's health for Barbara Walters' upcoming 10 Most Fascinating People special.

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In the interview, the Trainwreck star opened up about father Gordon Schumer's ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis, telling the veteran reporter:

"He's not good. Some days he's really good and he's with it and we're joking around. And some days I go to visit my dad, and it's so painful. I can't believe it."

Schumer was just 12 years old when her father was diagnosed with the disease, which led her to giving her family the only medicine she could offer: laughter.

She continued:

"He was in physical pain. That's when I kind of took the lead and took care of everybody in my family. I would keep them — I would keep everybody laughing. I'm the one who ties it all together."

The writer had previously revealed how a lot of Gordon is reflected in her onscreen dad in Trainwreck (played by Colin Quinn), who also has MS in the film.

Related: Colin Apologizes For Calling Tina Fey A 'C*nt'!

We aren't surprised that Schumer's humor comes from trying to keep up her family's spirits during the dark times, because that's what makes her such an AH-Mazing comedian!

Watch her full interview when Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 airs December 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC!

[Image via ABC.]

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