Heidi Klum Leaves America’s Got Talent Taping After Falling Ill

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Auditions" -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent is in the midst of taping audition shows, and on Tuesday, one of the judges fell ill.

Heidi Klum was smiling as she entered the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for another day of shooting on Tuesday (March 10), pap shots confirm. But according to TMZ, she was missing at the start of the taping. Her fellow three judges, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, took their seats without her.

There is no word on what illness took Heidi down, or whether she’ll return to work on Wednesday (March 11). The judges told the audience she had a case of suspected food poisoning. Sofia joked she had sent Heidi food last night. However, TMZ learned it was NOT food poisoning. She just did not feel well.

UPDATE: Heidi is also out on Wednesday (March 11). No word on when she will return to work.

While a slew of other television shows, including talk shows Dr. Phil, The Wendy Williams Show, and game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are currently taping with no live audience over coronavirus fears, AGT has continued to film the show in front of a full house. 

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Also on Tuesday: Howie arrived on set wearing a hazmat suit and a gas mask. He accessorized his “outfit” with a pair of orange gloves while carrying a baseball cap in his hands. Howie joked on his Instagram on Sunday about wearing a hazmat suit amid the coronavirus epidemic. Because worldwide pandemics are hilarious? OK then.


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