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Girlfriends actor Reggie Hayes, 51, landed in the hospital unexpectedly last week. Fans of the show have been elated since the series returned to Netflix for streaming, so they were extremely alarmed after “William” shared a selfie in a hospital bed. Some suspected that the actor may have been afflicted with coronavirus but he quickly killed that chatter in the comments, confirming he checked himself into the hospital over issues with his heart.

“F*ck you 2020. It’s just one step forward and two steps back this year.”

Reggie Hayes portrayed the role of William from Girlfriends, acting as a friend and then love interest to Joan, portrayed by Tracee Ellis Ross.

Hayes’ co-star Jill Marie Jones left one of hundreds of comments, consoling Reggie, “sending LOTS OF LOVE and prayers your way.” The actor confirmed to Jones in the comments that he was “going to be ok.”

According to a report made by Comedy Hype, Reggie Hayes had suffered a heart attack back in 2017.


September 11th marked 20 years since the iconic black sitcom first aired in 2000. Thanks to Netflix, we can now binge-watch 8 seasons of the incredible show. If you’re new to the black sitcom world Girlfriends portrayed the lives of four friends and how they juggled their careers and love lives in Los Angeles. For the Black community, Girlfriends was groundbreaking in particular because it showed Black women challenging and defying the stereotypical roles that they are often typed cast in. The critically acclaimed TV series showed a younger generation of Black girls that they too could be successful. We love to see it and we hope Reggie gets well soon!


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