According to TMZ, the model was all smiles when she arrived in Pasadena to film a new season of the long-running NBC talent show. She donned a red turtleneck, black pants and beige coat with a colorful detail in the front for that day. However, it appeared that she was just hiding her physical pain.
The report noted that only 3 judges, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell and new judge Sofia Vergara, that entered the stage with Heidi missing. During the filming, which featured a full audience, the judges told the audience that she had a case of suspected food poisoning. Sofia even joked that she sent Heidi food last night.
However, TMZ revealed it wasn't the food poisoning, noting that "she just felt like crap." Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, people might be concerned if Heidi was contracted with the virus, but the outlet assured that her illness had nothing to do with it.
"America's Got Talent" is among the TV shows which have yet to announce they will be eliminating live audience amid Coronavirus concern. "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" recently decided that they would tape without live audience in light of Coronavirus, considering that most of audience members of the shows are people in their 60s.
The fact that most of them are coming from out of town was also among the reasons why they made the decision. The production deemed the travel risky and thought that it would give a potential mean for the virus to spread.
"The Wendy Williams Show" also announced on Tuesday that it would be filmed without live studio audience for an undetermined period of time. A released statement from the 55-year-old's show read, "Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation but in light of the current health climate, 'The Wendy Williams Show' will not have a live studio audience until further notice." It further noted, "We will continue to produce a daily live talk show and look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right."