Nate Berkus, the host of the syndicated
talk show The Nate Berkus Show, has been hospitalized and is
expected to undergo surgery, People.com
A representative for the company told
the celebrity weekly that Berkus was taken to the hospital after a
Wednesday morning appearance on NBC's Today show.
The 39-year-old Berkus, the first
openly gay man to host a nationally syndicated daytime talk show,
reportedly complained that he wasn't feeling well but didn't cancel
his morning appearance. He is expected to undergo surgery for
“He was in a lot of pain,” a rep
for the company that produces Berkus' show said. “I don't think
people realized how ill he was.”
The rep added that show tapings have
been postponed for now but are expected to resume next week.
“Doctors expect a quick recovery,”
the rep added.
Berkus, an interior designer who became
a television personality offering design advice to viewers on The
Oprah Winfrey Show, premiered his own makeover-heavy talk show in
an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live, Berkus advocated
for parents to intervene on behalf of gay teens who are being bullied