Taraji P. Henson Believes Recent Hospitalization Is Message From God Saying 'You're Doing Too Much'

Actress Taraji P. Henson accepts the award for 'Best Actress - Drama' for her role on the FOX series 'Empire' on June 01, 2015.
Actress Taraji P. Henson accepts the award for "Best Actress - Drama" for her role on the FOX series "Empire" on June 01, 2015. | (Photo: Reuters)

Taraji P. Henson believes God was trying to send her a message to slow down after she was recently hospitalized.

The 44-year-old actress recently took to her Instagram page to post a picture of an IV drip connected to her arm and while she was not forthcoming with the details behind her hospital stay, the "Empire" actress believes God was trying to get her to slow down.

"God has a way of saying 'you're doing too much!' 'SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE.' I'm listening Father," Henson wrote on Instagram. "I am taking several seats! Don't worry y'all I'm a tough cookie! HA! I will be just fine."

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Henson won "Best Actress in a Drama" category at the Critics Choice Awards earlier this month for her portrayal as the character Cookie Lyon on the hit FOX television show, "Empire." She previously spoke to The Christian Post about how her Christian faith has impacted her life and career.

"It has definitely kept me sane and continues to keep me sane because I know how I got here. I moved to California with $700 in my pocket with my son and a dream and faith," Henson told CP. "And every time a door would close I would pray to God: 'I know you've got a plan for me because I'm still here.' There's a plan for me and I believe in that."

Although Henson later became an Oscar-nominated actress with countless other awards and accolades under her belt, there was a point in time when she had no accomplishments to feel secure about. In those moments, Henson turned to God.

"Whenever I thought I was supposed to get something and it didn't fall through, I would just fall back to God and be like 'OK, well what else, because whatever you've got must be better than this,'" she revealed to CP. "And then it is, it always is."

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