Food Network chef Sandra Lee is out the hospital after undergoing surgery to resolve complications from the television star’s double mastectomy in May.
The celebrity chef was admitted into Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospital this past week. She underwent a two-surgery, The New York Times reported, in which doctor’s “addressed a lingering infection.”
Lee’s infection was the second one she experienced this month, adding to several complications she’s had since her surgery for breast cancer earlier this year.
Facebook served as Lee’s main communication with the public. Her management team used the social network to post photos of her and long-time partner Governor Andrew W. Cuomo.
A posted dated Aug. 12 showed included a photo of lee in blue hospital scrubs, standing with her hands on her hips and a smile on her face. Her post said she “seems back to herself” and “up and energized.”
We visited Sandra in the hospital this morning and we’re happy to share she seems to be back to herself – rearranging flowers on the table, cleaning countertops and organizing seating for her visitors.
The 48-year-old television personality was back to posting inspirational quotes and photos this weekend.
Lee’s posts have drawn the encouragement and empathy of fans who’ve been following the chef’s health problems.
One Facebook commenter said she was praying for the star, who is “a blessing to us all” and who “brings such joy.”
She is such a blessing to us all. She really brings such joy to me in just her personality alone … This seems to have been a very difficult journey but I believe she is such a strong individual that she will come through this well.
People magazine also covered Lee’s surgery, posting a photo Lee and Cuomo as they are, presumably, leaving the hospital.
Lee is wearing black and is giving the camera a thumbs-up.