Gayle King accidentally reveals a private detail about why Oprah Winfrey was rushed to the hospital.

Oprah Winfrey was rushed to the hospital earlier this week, and her close friend Gayle King is finally sharing details with fans about what happened.

Keep reading to find out what landed Oprah in the hospital…

Gayle King kicked off Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ on CBS earlier this week. Oprah is usually in the studio, excited to introduce her latest pick, but this time, the media mogul was noticeably absent.

Gayle King stepped in to explain her friend’s unexpected absence to author David Wroblewski, who was present to discuss his book, Familiaris.

“I’m so glad you are here and I’m so sorry that Oprah can’t be,” King said to Wroblewski. “Yesterday, she said, ‘I’m gonna rally, I’m gonna rally.’ She had some kind of stomach flu where stuff was coming out of both ends.”

King’s co-hosts, Nate Burleson and Tony Dokoupil, reacted audibly to the news.

“I won’t get too graphic,” King continued. “But needless to say, she ended up in the hospital for dehydration and had to get an IV. It was a very serious thing. She’s OK… she will be OK.”

After realizing she gave too much information, King quickly shifted the focus to how much Oprah would have loved to be there in person to celebrate the author.

“I hope she’s not mad at me for sharing that detail,” King added sheepishly. “I wanted to make it clear that it really bothered her that she couldn’t be here today, but we will pick up the slack.”

King, along with co-hosts Burleson and Dokoupil, continued their conversation with Wroblewski, who was previously selected by Oprah’s Book Club in 2008.

Following Gayle’s revelation, a statement explaining Oprah’s absence was posted on the Oprah Daily Instagram account.

“@oprah was scheduled to go on @cbsmornings today to announce her latest @oprahsbookclub selection. When she came down with a stomach virus over the weekend, @gayleking—being the best friend she is—offered to make the announcement for her,” the caption read. “We are happy to share that after receiving an IV due to dehydration at the recommendation of her doctor, Oprah is feeling much better. We wish her a speedy recovery 🙏🏽.”

The caption was accompanied by an official statement from Oprah and her team, which read, “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.”

Later on Tuesday, King had a video call with Winfrey, who clarified that she had not been hospitalized but had received fluids in the emergency room.

“I was in the emergency room. I was so dehydrated,” Winfrey explained. “I had dry mouth and I couldn’t keep enough water down to get hydrated, so I went to the emergency room for that, and that’s just it.”

When asked how she was doing, she said, “I’m not 100, but I’m on my way to 100.” She shared that appearing on CBS Mornings on Tuesday was out of the question since she was “too weak to get on a plane.”

In the caption of her post, King reiterated, “She was sidelined with a stomach virus that caused such dehydration that she went to the hospital to get an IV drip.”

“I thought I made that clear, but next thing I know, I’m surprised to see headlines that scream ‘Oprah’s hospitalized!’ (She was NOT!) And I’m bombarded with calls asking if Oprah is okay,” King clarified. “The answer is yes! And now let’s go straight to the source.”

 

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