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Taraji P. Henson says she's a 'tough cookie' amid health scare

.@TherealTaraji says 'don't worry y'all I'm a tough cookie' amid health scare

Looks as if Taraji P. Henson has been hustling as hard and fast as her sassy "Empire" alter-ego, Cookie.

The breakout star of the Fox soap had a health scare and disclosed it to fans Friday on Instagram by posting a photo of herself in bed with a medical IV needle in her arm.

The 44-year-old was hospitalized for exhaustion, her rep confirmed to The Times, adding that "she will be fine."

"God has a way of saying 'you're doing too much!' 'SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE,' " Henson wrote in a lengthy caption that didn't disclose the ailment. "I'm listening Father!!! I am taking several seats!!!"

The actress attempted to put fans at ease by adding: "Don't worry y'all I'm a tough cookie! HA! I will be just fine. My momma and best friends are flying in to check on me. I AM FINE!!!!!!! Just need to SAT ALL THE WAY DOWN for a bit. #listentoyourbody"

It's been a whirlwind week for the potential Emmy nominee. The quotable TV matriarch and her costar Terrence Howard were in Monaco earlier this week promoting their smash music-biz drama at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

TMZ reported that Henson is dealing with a bout of food poisoning and has had trouble keeping anything down since returning from Europe on Thursday. 

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1:20 p.m. This story has been updated with a statement from Henson's rep, Pamela Sharp. 

It was originally published at 1:10 p.m.