Wendy Williams is specializing in her well being earlier than her deliberate comeback. The former Wendy Williams Show host is searching for remedy for “overall health issues,” her rep confirms to Yahoo Entertainment.
“Wendy has entered a wellness facility seeking help to manage her overall health issues. She is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast,” Williams’s spokesperson shared on Wednesday. “Ms. Williams is being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and well wishes during this time.”
Williams’s rep didn’t elaborate what particular well being points the star is coping with, however the iconic Black tv host has struggled in recent times.
In 2017, Williams fainted on-air internet hosting her eponymous discuss present. Viewers seen her speech was slurred at occasions. Williams took numerous prolonged breaks from this system revealing she suffered from Graves’ illness, an immune system dysfunction that ends in the overproduction of thyroid hormones. Williams later shared that in one hiatus, she was living in a sober home after an dependancy relapse amid marital hassle.
Along with well being struggles, Williams handled quite a few private points behind the scenes. In 2019, she filed for divorce as her husband of 22 years, and former government producer on the Wendy Williams Show, had a baby with one other girl. Williams’s mom died in 2020. Williams has additionally been in a dispute with Wells Fargo because the financial institution froze a few of her property. Williams’s former monetary adviser alleged that she was “of unsound thoughts.” In May, a New York decide appointed her a monetary guardian.
The Wendy Williams Show got here to an finish in June after 13 seasons. Williams didn’t seem throughout the present’s remaining season resulting from well being points. Sherri Shepherd assumed the daytime tv slot along with her personal eponymous discuss present.
In August, Williams’s habits sparked concern amongst followers as she appeared disoriented in New York City and claimed she wed a New York Police Department officer. A spokesperson for Williams assured Yahoo that the tv persona was mentally high-quality, simply busy getting ready for her comeback. Fans eagerly welcomed Williams again to social media two weeks in the past as she teased her upcoming podcast.
“I find a lot of people are trying to say that Wendy isn’t well, but she’s a 58-year-old woman that’s going through a lot at one time,” Williams’s supervisor, William Selby, advised Yahoo final month. “So Wendy’s not gonna have her best moments all the time. There’s gonna be times where she’s going to be physically going through something and she’s trying to be strong or push through, but the reality is that she’s one human dealing with a lot at one time.”
Selby stated that Williams is mentally OK.
“I just wish that, you know, people would just recognize that she’s a human and just try to be a little bit patient with her. She’s trying her best to get back to where she knows she needs to be, so she can continue her legacy, but it’s not… where it’s gonna happen instantly,” he added.