Padma Lakshmi Says Endometriosis Left Her Occasionally 'Bedridden' for Over 20 Years


“Once a week, every month, I was bedridden,” the Top Chef host, 47, tells PEOPLE Now. “I got my period when I was 13 and didn’t get diagnosed until I was 36. That’s 23 years, 12 months a year, 12 weeks from, you know, that I was missing at volleyball practice, the school dance, midterm exams, helping my mom cook the family meal. All these things that’s part and parcel of being a teenage kid.”

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