Since early last week, The Real co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley has been out sick from the show, fighting an illness that was undisclosed. Things got so rough with whatever she was dealing with that the 40-year-old decided to go to urgent care to obtain treatment. Soon after, she also sought out some relief by drinking twin sister Tia’s breast milk, hoping the added nutrients in her milk would aid in healing. She let her followers know that it helped somewhat: “Well, I do feel better.”
As it turns out though, Housley was dealing with a multitude of icky things that perhaps, breast milk couldn’t really help fully fix. According to her co-host, Loni Love, who shared some insight during an episode this week, it’s been a rough bout of sickness, but she’s getting better.
“I went to go visit [Tamera] yesterday and she wants to let you know, she’s going through it y’all, but she is OK!” Love said, according to OK! Magazine. “We took her to the ER, she’s doing fine.”
“First she got bronchitis,” Love continued. “Then it turned into the flu, which ended up turning into viral pneumonia.”
Her co-host said that Housley filmed while she dealt with the bronchitis, and not taking time off definitely could have made things worse. Medical experts note that influenza viruses can indeed cause viral pneumonia.