LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Ashley Judd's publicist says a sinus infection and the flu, not plastic surgery and injectable fillers, caused the U.S. actress' face to look puffy this week.
Judd, 43, has been on the promotion trail for her new TV show "Missing." Speculation has been rampant that the uncharacteristic swelling of her face seen in interviews meant she had some work done to look younger.
"For the record, this is unequivocally not true," Judd representative Cara Tripicchio told E! News.
"Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show 'Missing,'" Tripicchio said. "This may have contributed to her face appearing 'puffy' on the talk show in Toronto; however, anyone who is truly paying attention and not looking to perpetuate a ridiculous story can look online further at photos of her last night during an Apple Store event in New York City and see for themselves that there is zero sign of plastic surgery, puffiness, fillers, etc., that has become a silly and erroneous topic of conversation. Ashley is a natural beauty enjoying her 40s gracefully."