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Sandra Lee of Food Network hospitalized for double-mastectomy complications

Sandra Lee of Food Network hospitalized for double-mastectomy complications
Sandra Lee of "Semi-Homemade Cooking" was hospitalized Tuesday night for complications of her May double mastectomy. (Andy Kropa / Associated Press)

Sandra Lee of Food Network fame has been hospitalized for complications of a double mastectomy she underwent in May.

The problem: a buildup of fluids, according to the New York Daily News. "[T]he plan is to monitor her for a couple of days," a source told the outlet. She was admitted around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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"She started having pain," a friend of Lee's told the New York Post's Page Six. "She knew something was wrong. It's some sort of fluid buildup and pain. She was just feeling general ­fatigue and run down."

A rep told ABC News that there had been "a setback due to what may be an infection post-mastectomy," adding that Lee was "her ever-fighting self."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who shares a home with Lee, reportedly left a concert by buddy Billy Joel early to be by his girlfriend's side. Earlier in the evening, Cuomo had earned a chorus of boos as he introduced the singer, whose marriage to Alexis Roderick he'd officiated at in July. The show was the last at Long Island's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The "Semi-Homemade Cooking" star revealed her March breast cancer diagnosis in May on "Good Morning America." She said doctors had described her as a "ticking time bomb," which fueled her decision to have both breasts removed despite having cancer in only one.

Her surgery was followed up by six to eight weeks of radiation treatment, E! News reported.

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