If there’s one thing any mom knows for sure, it’s that being away from your kids is never easy. Are there good moments? Of course! But those moments come at a price sometimes, and Amy Schumer knows the cost firsthand.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Schumer is getting real about what working motherhood is like, especially when she’s away from home on her comedy tour. She admits how much she misses her three-year-old son, Gene, whom she shares with her husband Chris Fischer.

“I just want to be with him as much as I can,” Schumer says. “I’m very grateful to be able to work and have time for myself also. But it’s brutal. It hurts. I mean, like, there’s no way. It’s a painful thing.”


She currently has 65 tour dates lined up and she’s currently busy promoting the new season of “Inside Amy Schumer” after a six-year show hiatus, so she’ll be away from home a lot. Schumer jokes that she was “surprised as anybody else” that she not only has maternal instincts, but loves being a mom.

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“But gosh, you know, all the clichés are just true,” she says. “What they say about babies—I’m crazy about him.”

And when it comes to taking care of Gene while she’s away, she doesn’t sweat it—her husband has things handled, like any equal parent should.


“And so I don’t worry about him being taken care of,” she says. “I just, I just miss him. You just wanna physically be there. I really do think it’s harder for me than him.”

She’s so right. Many moms can probably relate to feeling like you miss them a heck of a lot more than you worry about them when you’re away.

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Last year, Schumer documented the removal of her uterus and appendix due to endometriosis, shining a big ol’ spotlight on the inflammatory condition that affects approximately 190 million women worldwide.

“It’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out,” she said. “The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.”


Click here to see where you can catch Amy Schumer on her latest tour where she talks life and motherhood in the amazingly hilarious way only Amy Schumer can.