Chelsea Handler was scheduled to appear on the fourth hour of "Today" on Monday morning, but she called in sick an hour-and-a-half before her segment, telling Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb she had food poisoning.
But she was apparently feeling well enough to make it to an appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" later that night, where she admitted she was never actually sick. "That was a lie," Chelsea said. "I wasn't sick ... No no, I wasn't drunk or anything." She claimed she had walked into her shower door and suffered a puffy eye.
Kathie Lee and Hoda joked about the situation with Handler's friend Whitney Cummings. "I have an announcement to make: Chelsea's dead. So sorry, she was out in New York last night, and who knows what happened," Cummings quipped. Grabbing a vodka cocktail, Cummings continued, "If I just hold this up, I'm sure she'll come running soon."
In the unlikely event that Kathie Lee and Hoda are actually holding a grudge, they can all just squash the beef over a drink.
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