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Drew Barrymore Praised For Her Openness As She Had Her First Hot Flash While Filming Her Show

The actor and talk show host was in the middle of interviewing Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston about 'Murder Mystery 2' when she experienced her first perimenopause hot flash.

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It's always nice to share the big milestones in your life with your friends, but we don't think Drew Barrymore had this in mind when she experienced her first hot flash on air with pals Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.

Aniston and Sandler were on The Drew Barrymore Show earlier this week promoting their new film Murder Mystery 2 when Barrymore suddenly made the realization.

The host was moving furniture around on set in order to be more intimate with her interviewees, and upon returning to her newly positioned seat, she quickly peeled off her blazer and gasped, "I'm so hot!"

As Aniston helped Barrymore readjust her mic, Barrymore revealed:

"I think I'm having my first hot flash."

To which Aniston excitedly responded:

"I feel so honored!"

Sandler proceeded to join in on the fun, telling Barrymore:

"It's supposed to come with like a very heavy anger, mood swings."
"Maybe you can bring that out, too."

The Never Been Kissed star obliged with a stare of death directed at her 50 First Dates co-star.

You, too, can witness Barrymore's first hot flash below.

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While viewers of the show were entertained by the moment, many also expressed their gratitude Barrymore talked about it, as there remains a stigma surrounding the discussion of menopause and its related physical and mental side effects.

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Ironically, just a couple of weeks ago Barrymore sat down with Gayle King on CBS where they had a conversation about menopause.

At the time, the ET star shared she had never had hot flashes and inquired about them.

King told her:

"It feels like you're burning inside... It just feels hot."
"For me, it was just a physical heat."
"You can sometimes have dripping, drenching sweats that just can happen at the most inopportune times."

Based on King's description, it's safe to say Barrymore did, indeed, have her first hot flash... and for the world to witness, at that!

Hopefully this spurs more conversation around the realities of menopause and results in the spread of more information and resources.