NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Celebrity chef Sandra Lee, the girlfriend of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was out of the hospital following surgery and resting at home Wednesday evening.
Lee walked out of Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Wednesday afternoon arm-in-arm with Cuomo. On Tuesday, she had surgery again after she developed an infection following her double mastectomy surgery in May.
The chef and author said she was happy to head home.
“I’m great. I’m great,” she said.
“She’s anxious to get home, and everything went well, so it’s all good,” added Cuomo.
Lee will remain on antibiotics for a few weeks to fight the infection.
Lee, 49 – the star of “Semi-Homemade Cooking” – returned to the hospital Monday night after being home for the weekend.
Cuomo has stayed close to Lee following her hospitalization. He left a Billy Joel concert at Nassau Coliseum early to be with Lee when he learned of her hospitalization. Cuomo, who is friends with Joel, introduced the musician at the concert.
Lee was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday of last week in the latest complication since she had breast cancer surgery in May.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in March during a photo shoot for People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue.
Lee said she initially had a lumpectomy, but it wasn’t enough. Her doctor described her as a “ticking time bomb” and recommended the double mastectomy.
Lee wanted to go public with her diagnosis to help raise awareness about early detection.
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