Sarah Hyland puts her scars on display with bikini selfie

Sarah Hyland enjoyed some well-deserved fun in the sun on July 4. The Modern Family star celebrated Independence Day by the pool with friends and seemed to have a blast. She looked good while doing it, too, rocking a tiny bikini.

The 27-year-old actress appears to be on the mend after last month’s hospitalization. Although she didn’t share many details about what happened, Hyland has openly talked about having dealt with chronic pain and illness all her life. At age 9, she was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia, which means the organs do not properly develop.

Hyland had to have a transplant in 2012 — and she wears her scars proudly. On her Instagram Story, the Vampire Academy star shared a selfie with her scars visible, adding the hashtag “#scarsondisplay.”

The actress gets up close and personal with bikini selfie. (Photo: Sarah Hyland via Instagram)

Noticeably absent from festivities was Hyland’s boyfriend, Wells Adams. The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise star celebrated July 4 with the Cyrus family in Nashville. Don’t take that to mean there is trouble in paradise, though. Adams made it clear on his Instagram Story that his girlfriend was on his mind.

Wells Adams posts selfie of Sarah Hyland. (Photo: Wells Adams via Instagram)

Clearly, these two are going strong. Phew.

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