Gabourey Sidibe Taking Time Off

Gabourey Sidibe attends Fox's celebration of the "Empire" and "Star" television shows at One World Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Gabourey Sidibe attends Fox’s celebration of the “Empire” and “Star” television shows at One World Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Gabourey Sidibe, 34, took to Twitter to announce on Saturday that she was getting a tonsillectomy and she deserves to take a year off to recover.

 

‘I’ve decided to get a tonsillectomy and I deserve to take all of 2018 off as personal time to rest from this huge adult decision I just made, she told her followers. ‘Please respect my privacy at this time.’ The actress is known for keeping things light on social media but if she is in fact getting her tonsils removed, it could require a long recover time for an adult.

Sidibe stars as A&R boss Becky Williams on the Fox hit series Empire. She rang in the new year with co-star Jussie Smollett in Miami at Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Revolt New Year’s eve celebration.

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