The Glee star had to miss her performances of Broadway musical On the Twentieth Century over the weekend (25-26Apr15) and she has been ordered to stay silent in a bid to speed her recovery.

Chenoweth refused to let her health crisis stop her attending a special event celebrating this year's (15) Tony Award nominees in New York City on Wednesday (29Apr15), and when she was unable to talk to reporters, she handed over a note scrawled with the word "bronchitis".

The star, who is nominated for the Best Leading Actress in a Musical prize for her role in On the Twentieth Century, also documented her struggle on Twitter.com, posting pictures from her sick bed and thanking fans for their best wishes.