Lifestyle Style Gayle King Explains Why She Wore 1 Heel and 1 Clog to Tribeca Film Festival Event: 'There's a Reason' "[She] wanted people to know she had the shoes to match the dress," Tyler Perry joked of Gayle King's clog-and-heel look By Charmaine Patterson Charmaine Patterson Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 14, 2022 12:49 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Gayle King isn't letting an injury stop her from serving up a good fashion moment! While hosting a Tribeca Film Festival Q&A featuring Tyler Perry on Monday, King, 67, wore a classic green short-sleeved dress that featured buttons and a center split, adding flare to her look with a multi-colored clutch. However, it was her shoe selection that garnered the most attention, as she donned a pointed, two-toned stiletto on one foot and a pastel floral clog on the other, along with a grey sock. Gayle King Is in a 'Very Attractive Boot' After Hurting Her Achilles Ahead of the Q&A session, Perry, 52, pointed out King's footwear, telling her, "I'm loving the shoes, Gayle," prompting King to explain, "I have this thing called achilles tendonitis, so it's all good." Added King: "Tyler goes, 'Why don't you just put on both clogs?' I go, 'Because it's fashion, Tyler. I don't want people thinking I'm wearing these clogs just because. There's a reason.' " Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Perry then joked that King simply "wanted people to know she had the shoes to match the dress." Before her shoes became a talking point, King shared that she spent time "recovering from COVID" after she tested positive last week. Gayle King, Don Lemon, Sunny Hostin, and More Champion Diversity in Media: 'Let Us Tell Our Stories' Gayle King at the Most Powerful People In Media event. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty "I'm happy to say, guys, I tested negative," she told Monday's audience. "I'm really good, all good." The CBS Mornings co-host hasn't been afraid to wear her now-iconic clog-heel combo amid her injured achilles. While at The Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful People in Media event in May, she was seen wearing the same green heel and multi-colored clog combo on her feet. She told Page Six at the time that the pain had started the weekend before. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "I went to bed on Saturday, and I woke up Sunday to go pee, and I don't know what it is, but the minute I touched the floor, I crumbled. I think it's my Achilles," she said. After days of walking around with a heel on one foot and a clog on her injured left foot, she "hobbled in" to see her doctor and get an official diagnosis. RELATED VIDEO: Carrie Bradshaw's Iconic Fashion and the Trends Sex and the City Helped Create King got an x-ray and an MRI, which showed she had tendonitis. "Diagnosis just in, I am here with Dr. Nadia Levy. What's the diagnosis?" she said on Instagram from the examination room. "Achilles tendonitis," Levy explained to King's followers. "And she's going to have to be in a boot just to calm it down and on some anti-inflammatories." King added that she doesn't "know what [she] did wrong," to which Levy said she "just over-tweaked a tight tendon." "That's me. Over-tweaking a tight tendon," the editor-at-large for O magazine said, before celebrating: "Yay, diagnosis, and yay, no surgery! Yay yay yay yay." "Hobbled in with a clog hobbling out with this very attractive boot," King added in the caption.