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Oprah Winfrey Is Recovering After Emergency Room Trip For Gastroenteritis

Oprah Winfrey missed out on some book club fun after a stomach illness landed the media mogul in the emergency room.

Winfrey, who revealed Tuesday that “Familiaris” by David Wroblewski is the latest selection for Oprah’s Book Club, was forced to sit out an interview with Wroblewski on “CBS Mornings” due to a recent case of gastroenteritis. The digestive infection, caused by inflammation of the stomach and intestine, is characterized by symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to Cleveland Clinic.

“Ms. Winfrey is recovering following a stomach virus and received an IV due to dehydration at the recommendation of her doctor,” a representative for Winfrey told USA TODAY in an emailed statement Tuesday. “She is resting and feeling better every day.”

Winfrey’s longtime friend and “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King opened up about the talk show icon’s “very serious” illness during her interview with Wroblewski.

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

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

Read full story at USA Today.

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