Joey Muthengi Admitted In Hospital

She had only made a TV comeback in March this year

Joey Muthengi Admitted In Hospital
Media personality, Joey Muthengi. /INSTAGRAM

Media personality Joey Muthengi revealed on Monday, September 19 that she has been admitted in hospital.

In an update on her Instagram stories, the former Citizen TV anchor disclosed that she has been undergoing treatment for the past three days.

Some of the photos she shared on the platform revealed that she spent time at the medical facility for a condition she did not disclose that prompted her to seek medical attention.

Media personality, Joey Muthengi, in hospital. /INSTAGRAM

Hospitals are the worst, 3 days in,” Joey updated her fans.

She had only made a TV comeback in March this year, nearly three years after she left Citizen TV under the Royal Media Services (RMS).

Muthengi who anchored news and co-hosted 10 over 10 entertainment show on the station alongside Willis Raburu, joined KTN Home which is owned by the Standard Media Group (SMG).

At the station, the presenter hosted a health and grooming programme known as The Skin Therapy Show which focuses on lifestyle and healthy living.

The family show has been airing every Sunday from 4:30 pm.

“Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on KTN Home. Join us on The Skin Therapy Show as we give you health and grooming tips that will have you living your best life! Don't miss out,” she captioned a short teaser of the show.

It took a break after having been previously hosted by, among others, Resian Lebai and Sharon Chepkoech in 2018 as well as Serah Teshna Ndanu.

“To our wonderful audience and our partners the skin therapy show! We’re back on air and it’s big, better, more engaging, informative and interesting," read a post on the show’s IG account.

During her departure from RMS in November 2018, she emotionally stated that she was taking a break from being in the TV spotlight for a while.

In 2020, she revealed the struggles she went through as a TV personality, to the point that her health was suffering as a result of the demands to maintain her image on screen.

“I got it [food restriction] under control for a few years after then somehow I landed on TV. Then I stopped eating at all. I looked great in those dresses they gave me but underneath I was suffering.

"I felt so much pressure to maintain this image that I just stopped eating. Girls in the hallway would ask me...'My God Joey how do you stay so thin?' And I would just laugh and keep it moving. I honestly thought I was fine. And that's the thing with eating disorders. You don’t see it yourself. But others do,” she wrote.

Muthengi added that the TV job had strained her so much that she decided to quit after one of her friends sent her a photo of what she looked like before the TV job, after which she couldn't recognise herself.

She then joined Capital FM where she hosted the Hits Not Homework show which ran for nearly 20 years. She pursued a Communication and Business Management course in the U.S before returning to the country where she kick-started her career.

Muthengi also hosted season 6 of a musical show dubbed Tusker Project Fame on Citizen TV.

Joey Muthengi previously at Citizen TV studios. /INSTAGRAM