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Nate Berkus hospitalized for appendicitis; show tapings postponed

Nate-berkus-appendix Paging Dr. Oz -- one of Oprah's anointed ones has taken ill. Lifestyle whiz Nate Berkus was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday with a case of appendicitis. 

"He was on the 'Today' show this morning, and he wasn't feeling well," a rep for "The Nate Berkus Show" told People. "He powered through and then went straight to the hospital after that and they learned he had appendicitis."

Berkus' handlers were aware of the illness, but the designer insisted on making his appearance. "I don't think people realized how ill he was," his rep said.

Physicians anticipate a quick recovery after Berkus, 39,  undergoes an appendectomy. His afternoon design show has postponed two tapings, but he's expected back at work next week.

Leave your well-wishes for Nate in the comments section below.


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Photo: Nate Berkus attends Lucky Shops VIP Night in New York in November. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images 

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Hi Nate,

Feel better soon! Take the time you need to get better and don't rush back. We are loyal fans and want you at your best. You are an amazing, lovely and talented person.

I'm a graphic designer and I have worked for myself in my basement for the past 15 years. You inspire me to be the best version of myself. I truly appreciate your creativity. Rock on and feel better soon!

Warmest regards,


I was going to write to you anyway to ask for something; but now I am praying for your speedy recovery. Sorry you were feeling ill. You are too cute to be sick. I'm sure your mother will take good care of you when you get home. Be sure to listen to her....Mothers know best. God Bless.

Hey Nate... I was on your show on October 16th.... I wish a speedy recovery for you... Hang in there my friend....it will get better. Just rest up...have some chicken soup---wrap up in your snugglies...and get better and heal quickly. Look at it as another sign for you to slow down just a bit. Hang in there my friend. All the best for you. Keeping you in my prayers. Dawn Greiner

Dear Nate, I was sorry to hear that you were ill and had to have surgery. I wish you a speedy recovery. I do enjoy your show and all of your fans will be praying for you. I am anxious to see you back because you are missed and loved and because we just want to see you feeling better. Take your time and get well. We will all be here when you are better.

Hey Nate,

Wishing you a speedy recovery - wrap up in that luxurious cashmere throw and
take the time you need to feel better. We'll all be here when you get back.

Hugs to you

Nate! Here's to a full and quick recovery! You are the best! A lovely light each day. I am so glad I am retired, at least for now, so that I can watch and smile with you every day.

Hi Nate,
You will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery!!!

Hi Nate,
Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well and whammo you ended up in surgery. Oy, and also it's Chanukkah so get your chicken soup and your favourite shmata!You are a very wonderful talented person who cheers me up watching your show.
Take care my friend,

Hi Nate,

Sorry you have to go through this. Praying for your speedy recovery. I have been of huge fan for years.

Dear Nat, So sorry to hear of you suffering and that it was appendicitis. I went through this when I was 17 yrs. old.. No fun! I wish you good health.
I really enjoy your show. I cried right along with you the other day with Dolly. That was a lovely show. I like all your shows. You have fabulous ideas and insight. My mom has always been one whom loves garage sales, estate sales, and etc.. She is the Orginal bargain hunter!!! She is 86 and still loves her $ales.. If you are ever in Buffalo NY, you should stop in for a hours of stories for each piece she has purchased... Really too numerous to mention... She has some amazing pieces...
Just want to tell you Your show is inspirational and I love sharing what you have to say with my family and friends. I tell them to tune in to your program.. You truly do love what you do,which make it nice to see how genuine you really are. You have a wonderful gift to share.
I will keep you in my prayer pocket...Remember * NO Lifting for quite a while your you could end up with adhesions... BE CAREFUL!
May God Bless you and heal you, Janet Buchholz

Hope your feeling better soon Nate wishing you all the best xx

Dear Nate:

Best wishes for a quick recovery. I hope you feel better soon. Love your show.
You're a warm and very talented person. All the best.

Michele K.

Wishing you a speedy recovery from Midwest City , Oklahoma

Get Well Soon! Nate. Take your time in coming back to your show. Your fans will wait for you as you recover. Praying for you as you go through this tough time.

Nate, Sorry to hear of your illness but glad it's nothing too serious. Get well soon!

Hi Nate,
Wishing you a speedy recovery and thank for being just you because that keeps me fully focused and inspired while unemployed as an architect / designer.
Ciao , Otmar


Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


Hi Nate,
I am praying for you to have a quick recovery! You are such a wonderful person & we are all so fortunate to have you on TV to give us great ideas! Best wishes always,

Dear Nate,
So sorry to hear of your illness and subsequent surgery!! Praying for a quick and speedy recovery! We will miss you but we'll still be here when you get back! Take your time doll.

Hope your feeling better Nate!!

well wishes to Nate and our prayers are with you--LOVE YOUR SHOW--GOD BLESS

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!
Can't wait to see you back on the air.
smooches & best wishes,
Linda R-er

wishing you a speedy recovery. really love the show.

Hope you are feeling better soon and best wishes for a speedy recovery--take care--Rod

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