The actress is expected to recover from a "potentially life-threatening throat infection"

By Liza Hamm
Updated October 22, 2008 06:15 PM
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Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen has been hospitalized with a serious throat infection, according to her doctor Shawn Nasseri.

“She has been hospitalized for a severe, potentially life-threatening throat infection since Sunday,” Nasseri said in a letter provided by Momsen’s manager.

Fortunately, the doctor predicts that Momsen, 15, will be fine. “After aggressive antibiotics and medications, she is expected to make a full recovery in the next three to five days.”

Momsen hopes to return to Gossip Girl‘s New York City set by the end of the week, the CW network says in a statement.

“Taylor Momsen is a beloved member of our Gossip Girl cast and we are happy to report she is on the road to a speedy recovery,” says the statement. “We all look forward to her planned return to work on Friday.”