Oprah Hospitalized for ‘Very Serious’ Stomach Issues

LOS ANGELES - JAN 26: Oprah Winfrey at The 1619 Project Premiere Screening at the Motion Picture Academy Musem on January 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

Oprah Winfrey is recovering after being admitted to a hospital for “very serious” stomach problems.

Gayle King shared details about her good friend’s medical emergency during the Tuesday, June 11, episode of CBS Mornings.

“She had some kind of stomach thing — stomach flu — where stuff was coming out of both ends. I won’t get too graphic,” said King. “But needless to say, she ended up in the hospital, dehydration, she had an IV. So it was a very serious thing.”

“She will be okay,” King added. “I hope she’s not mad at me for sharing that detail.”

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King brought up Winfrey because the talk show titan missed a scheduled appearance on CBS Mornings to introduce her latest book club selection, Familiaris, by novelist David Wroblewski. The book is a follow-up to Wroblewski’s debut 2008 novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which Winfrey also endorsed.

Instead of being interviewed by the media mogul, the author discussed his new book with the morning show’s three hosts.

Hours after King revealed why Winfrey was absent, the Oprah Daily Instagram account released a statement saying the mogul is on the mend.

“Ms. Winfrey is recovering following a stomach virus and received an IV due to dehydration at the recommendation of her doctor. She is resting and feeling better every day,” read the statement signed by a spokesperson for Oprah.

Winfrey, 70, just recently completed the press run for The Color Purple remake, which she co-produced.

The film was nominated for an Oscar and won 11 NAACP Image Awards — including Outstanding Motion Picture; Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture; Outstanding Actress for Fantasia Barrino; Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colman Domingo; and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Taraji P. Henson.

In a December interview, Winfrey told People magazine she was using an unnamed weight loss medication as a “maintenance tool.” Among the side effects of Ozempic and other semaglutides are stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

31 thoughts on “Oprah Hospitalized for ‘Very Serious’ Stomach Issues

  1. All the comments are dehumanizing and political. America has become the hate country I wish Oprah well. I had stomach issues in the past from food poisoning and never wish this on anyone.

    1. Read some history.. Public figures have always been subjected to the moods of their fans and detractors. Nothing is different now than many decades ago. The only difference is the instant publication and sharing of all of it, kind and unkind on the interwebs.

  2. I had it too and it almost killed me! It’s a very serious illness. I hope Oprah gets well soon also.

  3. Who cares about Oprah’s latest book club selection? She’s probably in the hospital for abusing Ozempic

  4. I would imagine from Ozempic, I suffered side effects for years after just taking it for two months.

  5. This is news? I would not wish this on anyone, but really, who freaking cares? She will get the best medical attention money can buy.

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