updated 03/16/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/16/2012 AT 9:30 AM ET
Ashley Judd set the plastic surgery rumor mill into motion this week, when she appeared on a Canadian talk show to promote her new TV series, Missing, looking a little … well, bloated.
The typically svelte actress’s face was noticeably puffy during her appearance, sparking speculation that she had undergone a cosmetic procedure.
But that’s not the case, according to her rep.
“Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu,” the rep, Cara Tripicchio, told E! News, adding that Judd has “been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it.”