Nate Berkus, the host of the syndicated talk show The Nate Berkus Show, has been hospitalized and is expected to undergo surgery, reported.

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 appendicitis.

“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 September.

During an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live, Berkus advocated for parents to intervene on behalf of gay teens who are being bullied in school.