Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey rushed to hospital

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Oprah Winfrey attends the 2023 AFI Fest - Centerpiece Screening of "Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Oprah Winfrey attends the 2023 AFI Fest - Centerpiece Screening of "Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Oprah Winfrey has been rushed to hospital with stomach issues, according to good friend Gayle King.

The talk show queen was scheduled to appear in a CBS Mornings segment, but was forced to miss the engagement due to the medical episode.

King shared details of the stomach bug, which appears to be quite serious.

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

King later said she was recovering and assured fans she would be OK.

Oprah Winfrey has been rushed to hospital, according to her good friend Gayle King.
Oprah Winfrey has been rushed to hospital, according to her good friend Gayle King. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Winfrey is reportedly resting and feeling better every day.

The hospitalisation comes after Winfrey’s dramatic body transformation.

Winfrey, who has had a public battle with her weight, has praised weight loss drugs such as Ozempic.

In December last year, Winfrey called weight loss medication a “maintenance tool” to assist new, healthy habits.

In May this year, Winfrey said she had previously played a role in promoting unhealthy diets.

“I want to acknowledge that I have been a steadfast participant in this diet culture,” she said during a live event broadcast on YouTube in partnership with WeightWatchers.

“Through my platforms, through the magazine, through the talk show for 25 years and online. I’ve been a major contributor to it. I cannot tell you how many weight loss shows and makeovers I have done and they have been a staple since I’ve been working in television,” she said.

Winfrey told People Magazine in December that she has added a “weight-loss medication to her regimen” but didn’t specify which drug.

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