February 22, 2005 06:00 PM

Newlyweds star Jessica Simpson was briefly hospitalized Monday, PEOPLE has learned.

“While Jessica was in Chicago shooting a segment for Oprah, she contracted a stomach virus and became dehydrated,” her rep Brad Cafarelli tells PEOPLE. “She is already feeling better after being checked into, and released from, a local hospital for re-hydration before flying back to Los Angeles.”

The incident happened Monday. The 24-year-old pop singer was well enough to return to Los Angeles Tuesday.

According to the Web site for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Simpson will appear on a segment entitled Red Carpet Makeovers with Jessica Simpson to be aired Friday – two days before the Oscars. Other stars listed on the show’s schedule for that day are singer Ashanti and actress Lara Flynn Boyle.

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