Portia de Rossi rushed to hospital for emergency surgery

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
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  • "Ellen [DeGeneres] rushed Portia to the hospital on Friday night," a source says. "She was in a lot of pain."
  • The Arrested Development star had to undergo an emergency surgery - an appendectomy.
  • "Portia is feeling much better now. She's home," Ellen later said in a prerecorded segment for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.


Portia de Rossi was rushed to hospital over the weekend. People reports the actor needed emergency surgery.

"Ellen rushed Portia to the hospital on Friday night, she was in a lot of pain," a source tells the publication. "It was appendicitis."

According to Health24, Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. It can cause a lot of pain and, if untreated, an inflamed appendix can burst, causing infection and even death. Treatment entails surgical removal of the appendix.

Following surgery, a rep for Ellen and Portia says the Arrested Development star is "doing well". Portia is "resting at home and Ellen is taking care of her". "It was a scare at first, but all good now."

In a prerecorded clip for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, the talk show host gave an update on her wife, however, after recalling what happened after the couple turned in early on Friday, reports Entertainment Tonight.

"I look over and Portia is not in bed next to me," Ellen said. "I get out of bed, and I find Portia on the floor on all fours. And I'm like, 'Baby, are you okay?' And she says, 'Yeah, I'm okay.' And I said, 'Well, you're okay if you're playing Twister by yourself, but you're not okay. You're on the floor.'"

Ellen said: "Portia is feeling much better now. She's home. She came home late yesterday.

"Not all of her, she left her appendix at the hospital. I'm going to auction off the appendix for charity. I'm kidding, it's going to go on eBay." 

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