Jennifer Hudson was all smiles Friday morning as she hit the Summer Concert Series stage on Good Morning America…
She was rushed to the hospital and her scheduled performance on the CBS Early Show was cancelled.
A rep for the Academy Award-winning singer confirmed that Hudson fell ill and was taken to a New York City hospital.
“After performing on ‘Good Morning America’ earlier today, Jennifer Hudson went to the hospital due to severe abdominal pains,” the rep said in a statement. “She was treated for food poisoning and released.”
It didn’t take long for the rumor mill to start buzzing about Jenn’s “stomach ailment,” with many concluding she was suffering from complications related to a lap-band surgery or gastric bypass procedure.
It also didn’t take long for Hudson’s camp to speak out.
Here’s what they had to say….
A rep for the singer reached out to SandraRose to respond to the Lap-Band rumors, stating:
Star Jones, with all her lies, has ruined massive weight loss for all Black women. Lap Band Surgery is the first thing out of haters mouths when a woman of color loses a large amount of weight, not so fast.
The Facts: Jennifer’s weight loss journey lasted 20 months (not 3 or 6) and it began days after her son’s birth in August of 2009. Her journey began by walking several miles a day and totally changing her eating habits. For a year she ate nothing but baked chicken or fish with brown rice and veggies and lost only about 20 pounds or so.
Racked with frustration Jenn switched over to Weight Watchers which taught her portion control and the right combinations of food. WW in tandem with a 5-6 day a week workout routine caused the pounds to fall off.
Anyone can do what she did, it just takes patience and discipline.
When travelling, as she often does, she tends to eat either restaurant or hotel room service food. Bottom line, her breakfast did not sit too well with her on Friday the 10th.
Bad food coupled with singing and gyrating around the GMA stage just stirred up the gastric acids in her stomach causing intense cramping sending her to the ER. End of story.
Just because Star Jones lied does not mean that every Black woman lies about her weight loss journey. And do you really believe that Weight Watchers would open themselves to possible lawsuits of false advertising for Jennifer Hudson? I think not.
Personally, I suspect she used Weight Watchers in “some” capacity, but I’m not fully convinced she didn’t use the popular program in addition to her surgical procedure. But that’s just me.
But on the other hand… does it really matter HOW Jennifer lost the weight? I mean… she lost it.
Jennifer obtained a complicated goal and because of her influence and success in doing so, others [*cough*(like me)] are getting off of their “A”zzez and shedding pounds as well.
At the end of the day, isn’t that the most important thing?