Oprah Winfrey
Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
June 15, 2024 ·  3 min read

Oprah Winfrey Hospitalized for ‘Serious’ Stomach Issues According to Gayle King

Oprah Winfrey, the renowned media mogul and beloved talk show host, has been hospitalized due to serious stomach issues, according to her close friend Gayle King. King shared this news during a recent appearance on CBS Mornings, shedding light on Winfrey’s health scare.

Gayle King Reveals Details on Oprah Winfrey

Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS Mornings and Winfrey's longtime confidante, expressed her concern for Winfrey's well-being.
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Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS Mornings and Winfrey’s longtime confidante, expressed her concern for Winfrey’s well-being. She disclosed that Winfrey experienced severe discomfort which prompted her to seek medical attention. Although the exact nature of the stomach issues has not been specified, King emphasized that they were serious enough to warrant hospitalization.

An Obsession With a Healthy Weight

Oprah Winfrey's Obsession With a Healthy Weight
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“After knee surgery, I started hiking and setting new distance goals each week. I could eventually hike three to five miles every day and a 10-mile straight-up hike on weekends. I felt stronger, more fit, and more alive than I’d felt in years,”‘ she gushed.” Gushed Oprah.

“I eat my last meal at 4 o’clock, drink a gallon of water a day, and use the Weight Watchers principles of counting points,” She continued. As for the rumors around Ozempic, she said: “I had an awareness of medications, but felt I had to prove I had the willpower to do it. I now no longer feel that way.”

Community Rallies Behind Oprah

As news of Winfrey's condition spread, fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to send their well-wishes and support.
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As news of Winfrey’s condition spread, fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to send their well-wishes and support. The outpouring of concern highlights Winfrey’s profound impact on countless lives through her decades-long career in television, philanthropy, and advocacy.

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A Look Back at Oprah’s Health Journey

As news of Winfrey's condition spread, fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to send their well-wishes and support.
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Oprah Winfrey, 70, has been an emblem of resilience and strength throughout her career. While she has faced health challenges in the past, including thyroid issues and a knee surgery in 2019, she has always remained open about her health with her audience. Her transparency has often inspired others to prioritize their well-being. “It is a very personal topic for me,” said Oprah in a press statement quoted by BET:  “and for the hundreds of millions of people impacted around the globe who have for years struggled with weight and obesity.”

Winfrey’s Legacy in Media and Philanthropy

Winfrey's influence extends far beyond her television career.
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Winfrey’s influence extends far beyond her television career. She is a celebrated philanthropist, having donated millions to various causes, including education, disaster relief, and support for underserved communities. Her leadership and generosity have made her a role model for many.

Future Updates on Oprah’s Condition

Gayle King assured viewers that she would keep them informed as more information becomes available.
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As of now, there is no official statement from Winfrey or her representatives regarding her current condition or expected recovery timeline. Fans and media outlets are eagerly awaiting further updates. King assured viewers that she would keep them informed as more information becomes available.

Continuing Her Legacy of Inspiration

Oprah Winfrey and Adele - both celebrities accused of using Ozempic
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Despite this health setback, Winfrey’s enduring spirit and dedication to her work and philanthropy are expected to shine through. Her ability to connect with people on a deeply personal level has made her an enduring figure in American culture. Her recovery will undoubtedly be followed with great interest and hope.

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Sources

  1. “Oprah Winfrey hospitalized for stomach issue that left her with ‘stuff coming out of both ends’ according to Gayle King – five months after mogul admitted to using weight loss drugs” Mail Online. Sameer Suri. June 12, 2024.
  2. “Gayle King Shares Health Update from Oprah Winfrey After Stomach Virus: ‘I’m Not 100, I’m on My Way'” People. Becca Longmire. June 12, 2024
  3. “Oprah Winfrey Hospitalized, Recovering From Stomach Virus: “Stuff Was Coming Out Of Both Ends”” Vibe. Amber Corrine. June 12, 2024.
  4. “Oprah Winfrey hospitalised with ‘serious’ stomach infection” The Standard. Tina Campbell. June 2024