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Oprah Winfrey recovering after health scare

The morning show co-host says her statement about Winfrey’s health and hospitalization are being misconstrued
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Oprah Winfrey (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Gayle King insists Oprah Winfrey is “fine” after her health scare.

The “CBS Mornings” co-host used a custom-made T-shirt to give an update on the chat show queen’s condition after Winfrey was treated for a violent stomach bug that was so severe she was hooked to an IV drip.

“OPRAH is FINE! Thank you for asking,” King posed in her shirt for photos posted to Instagram, with the front of the top emblazoned with the message.

“She appreciates your concern!” King showed another image of her displaying the back of the T-shirt, which carried the message to fans.

The recent Sports Illustrated swimsuit model said, in a caption alongside the shots, she had decided to wear the top as “10 people” in the office had asked her the “same question” about Winfrey’s condition.

King said earlier this week that Winfrey was unable to appear on her CBS show this week because she was suffering from a virus.

“She had some kind of stomach thing — stomach flu — stuff was coming out of both ends. I won’t get too graphic,” King said. “Needless to say, she ended up in the hospital. Dehydration, had to get an IV — it was a very serious thing.” she said on June 11.

The news anchor added Winfrey was trying to “rally” but couldn’t manage to make it to the show.

A spokesperson for the media mogul said the she was “recovering following a stomach flu” and had “received an IV due to dehydration at the recommendation of her doctor.”

“She is resting and feeling better every day,” they added.

Despite King’s initial message about Winfrey being hospitalized, the morning show co-host then took to Instagram to clarify she had not been treated in a ward.

“She was sidelined with a stomach virus that caused such dehydration that she went to the hospital to get an IV drip,” King stated.  “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. The answer is yes! And now let’s go straight to the source,” King added in a caption alongside a video of her talking to Winfrey on FaceTime.

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