Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou speak during the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre on Jan. 14, 2012 in Washington, DC

*Poet Maya Angelou is said to be on the mend following a brief illness that forced her to cancel a planned speech in Texas.

Angelou’s lecture agent David LaCamera said Tuesday the 83-year-old poet was scheduled to speak on Wednesday at Texas Women’s University in Denton, but came down with an illness that left her in the hospital for three days.

LaCamera declined to describe the nature of the illness, but said Tuesday that Angelou is resting at home in Winston-Salem, N.C., and is unable to travel.

He says her doctor told her that she’s on the road a lot and has to slow down for a few days.

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