'The Bachelorette' co-host Tayshia Adams reveals why she was recently hospitalized
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/15/2021
The Bachelorette co-host Tayshia Adams has revealed she was hospitalized with "a really bad kidney infection" several days after running the New York City marathon.
Tayshia, 31, took to Instagram on Saturday morning with a series of posts about her recent health crisis, which her followers were made aware of last week when Tayshia had uploaded an image of herself apparently hooked up to an IV and under a hospital blanket.
Tayshia, who said she was "finally feeling somewhat decent" on Saturday, explained that participating in the New York City marathon with her fiance Zac Clark had nothing to do with her hospital visit, Peoplereported.
"I feel amazing post-marathon, I feel like I've recovered quite well," Tayshia said.
"Monday and Tuesday [November 8-9] was really the bulk of my pain from the marathon, but on Wednesday I was wearing heels, and truthfully, I was feeling great.. But then, that night, I had gone to bed, and I was, like, tossing and turning all night because of stomach pain."
While Tayshia acknowledged she had been experiencing mild pain "a couple of days prior," she noted it was "nothing substantial" until Wednesday, November 10.
By the time Thursday morning rolled around, Tayshia admitted she "couldn't even sit up straight because I was in so much pain."
Tayshia therefore rushed to the doctor, who then requested the Season 16 The Bachelorette star go to the emergency room.
After undergoing several medical tests, Tayshia said doctors had ruled out issues regarding her appendix as well as kidney stones.
Doctors ultimately determined Tayshia was suffering from "a really bad kidney infection," according to People.
Tayshia told her followers that she stayed in bed and attempted to rest in order to heal.
"It's getting better, [there's] a tad bit of pain, but [it] just feels not right quite yet," she shared. "But this morning, thankfully, I'm on the up and up."
Tayshia said she learned she must drink more water and keep herself hydrated going forward.
"I do not drink water, like, at all," Tayshia admitted in a post. "And it's really bad, especially after a marathon, so that maybe could've been the effect that it may have had on this whole thing. But other than that, it's really just me."
Tayshia reportedly thanked her friends, family, and social-media supporters for their questions and care, but she went on to reiterate how running the marathon did not cause her illness.
"Stop associating this with a marathon," Tayshia pleaded with her followers. "It had nothing to do with it okay? You're running the marathon with me next year and that's a whole other conversation."
The next day, Tayshia posted a video of herself on Instagram Stories singing an Adele hit and seemingly feeling great.
"She's wearin makeup, off to grab lunch with Z & then do some retail therapy," Tayshia wrote on the Sunday video, before posting another photo of herself dressed in a coat and jeans and ready to go out.
Tayshia subsequently shared how she was making sure to carry a water bottle around with her while shopping for cute sunglasses.
Last week, Zac gushed about his fiancee in an Instagram post while sharing photos of them running the marathon together.
"Shoulder to shoulder. The untold story about @tayshia is one of humility and courage. She would never tell the world how truly inspiring her performance was yesterday at the @nycmarathon but I will," Zac began.
"Leading up to Sunday she did dozens of interviews where she could have talked about her chronic knee/back pain or her inability to train due to her insane schedule but instead she talked about her charity of choice, @worldvisionusa, and how grateful she was for all the support from family, friends, fans and strangers."
Zac said Tayshia "is allergic to excuses" and "could have bailed" at any time in the past four months but chose to push ahead.
"Her PR team would have handled it, but that is just not who she is. She said she was going to do something and she did it. No one will remember her 'time' but the fact that she went out and ran (check the hundreds of videos online -- there was very little walking) this race in 4 hours and 40 minutes is heroic and shows the power of believing in yourself," Zac continued in his post.
"I will be forever grateful to have had a front row seat to her performance yesterday, as will the thousands of others who cheered her along the way (the screams overpowered the Pearl Jam playing in my ears for most of the day). The world is a better place today then it was yesterday because of you... KEEP GOING."
Zac and Tayshia, who found fame when she competed on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, got engaged during The Bachelorette's Season 16 finale in Fall 2020, although their engagement did not air on ABC until December.