Modern Family actress, Sofia Vergara. Getty images
Modern Family actress, Sofia Vergara has silenced rumours surrounding her absence from the Academy awards this year.
Vergara who was who was reportedly expected to walk the red carpet at the prestigious awards ceremony in Los Angeles, and later attend Madonna's afterparty used her twitter page to announce that she had taken ill with flu and had decided to watch the show on TV.
“Watching the Oscars at home, so I dont give everyone the flu haha!” she tweeted.
This follows recent online reports claiming that Vergara would not be attending the ceremony because she was in hospital for a mystery operation.
“She came down with a nasty case of flu and had to cancel all plans for Oscar weekend,” a source told nypost.com.
According to huffingtonpost.com, the 40-year-old actress seemed to be in good spirits as she was pictured out and about Friday evening in West Hollywood with her fiance Nick Loeb.
The couple enjoyed a low-key dinner at BOA Steakhouse before leaving the restaurant through the back door.