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Ashley Judd Gets Real About Medication & Her Face

Ashley Judd is known for her fresh girl-next-door looks — but recently she’s gotten heat for her face appearing “puffy.” So what’s the scoop? Did she just have a bad day at the aesthetician’s office? Not quite.

“For the record, this is unequivocally not true,” Judd’s rep, Cara Tripicchio, told E! News. “Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show Missing.”

So the star says her face changes have nothing to do with plastic surgery but instead is just a reaction to the meds.

“This may have contributed to her face appearing ‘puffy’ on the talk show in Toronto, however anyone who is truly paying attention and not looking to perpetuate a ridiculous story can look online further at photos of her last night during an Apple Store event in NYC and see for themselves that there is zero sign of plastic surgery, puffiness, fillers, etc., that has become a silly and erroneous topic of conversation. Ashley is a natural beauty enjoying her 40s gracefully.”

Judd herself tweeted that she had been sick but was already on the mend.

“Thanks to all asking how I’ve been feeling,” she wrote to fans. “Still very sick (flu + viral infection in sinuses = wicked) but staying positive & having fun.”

And that, as they say, is that.

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