“Girlfriends” Cast Mate Reggie Hayes Currently Battling Heart Failure While Struggling To Find Work!


Please join us in sending our deepest prayers and eel wishes to actor and beloved #Girlfriends series cast member #ReggieHayes as he is recently been hospitalized due to heart failure!

According to the Daily News Reggie was hospitalized for congestive heart failure on Friday in Los Angeles.

In a recent interview with a Chicago Tribune journalist Reggie states, “We’re still not sure what’s going on, I gotta take more tests,” Hayes revealed to the Chicago Tribune’s Nina Metz in an interview published Wednesday. “But I have congestive heart failure and it was difficult to breathe. Here in L.A., the sky has been orange with smoke and it was just really terrible. So I was in the hospital overnight, they were having trouble getting my blood pressure back down. Seems like the more they look, the more problems they find. The good thing is, I don’t have the Coronavirus.”

He states that the issue began to arise amidst the numerous California wildfires taking place at this time.

For eight years Reggie stole the heart of many with his hilarious, witty and sweet character of #WilliamDent on #Girlfriends. Sources have confirmed that he even won three NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy.

Despite the show’s success and even his own at the time Reggie reveals that once the show concluded he fell on hard times financially. “It’s not my most proud time.”

He states that he didn’t receive many opportunities in the industry. “I had starred on this long running show but I wasn’t Matt LeBlanc or one of the other kids from ‘Friends’ who had doors opening for them after their show ended. Pretty much, I was just another guy.”

He reveals that he had to sell his house which later lead to him downsizing and then live with his sister.

“I tried being a bouncer for a while, and everyone in the club wanted their picture taken with me,” Hayes shared. “I’m 6-feet-2 but everybody knows I’m like a mouse; once you know me, you know I’m a pushover. So that didn’t work out. I also tried being a furniture mover, but I was in my 40s so that only lasted a couple of days. My back never would have survived it.”

He is hopeful that with Girlfriends current success on Netflix it will give his career a much needed kick start again.

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