Wendy Williams is focusing on her health ahead of her planned comeback. The former Wendy Williams Show host seeks treatment for “general health problems,” her rep confirms to Yahoo Entertainment.
“Wendy has entered a wellness center seeking help to manage her general 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 at The Wendy Experience PodcastWilliams said on Wednesday. Williams is treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and get well wishes during this time.”
Williams’ rep didn’t elaborate on what specific health issues the star faces, but the iconic black television host has struggled in recent years.
In 2017, Williams passed out during the broadcast of her talk show of the same name. Viewers noticed that her speech was sometimes slurred. Taking several longer breaks from the program, Williams revealed she was suffering from Graves’ disease, an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones. Williams later said she lived in a frugal house during a break after a relapse from addiction amid marital problems.
In addition to health issues, Williams dealt with a host of personal issues behind the scenes. In 2019, she filed for divorce as her husband of 22, and former executive producer on the Wendy Williams Show, had a child with another woman. Williams’ mother died in 2020. Williams is also in dispute with Wells Fargo because the bank has frozen some of her assets. Williams’ former financial adviser claimed she was “unsound of mind”. In May, a judge in New York named her financial guardian.
The Wendy Williams Show ended in June after 13 seasons. Williams did not appear during the show’s final season due to health issues. Sherri Shepherd took over the daytime television slot with her own talk show of the same name.
In August, Williams’ behavior sparked concern among fans when she appeared disoriented in New York City and claimed she married a New York City Police Department officer. A Williams spokesperson assured Yahoo that the television personality was mentally well, just busy preparing for her comeback. Fans eagerly welcomed Williams back on social media two weeks ago when she teased her upcoming podcast.
“I notice that a lot of people try to say that Wendy is not well, but she is a 58-year-old woman who is going through a lot at once,” Williams’ manager, William Selby, told Yahoo last month. “So Wendy won’t always have her best moments. There will be times when she’s going to go through something physically and she’s trying to be strong or persevere, but the reality is she’s one human being dealing with a lot at once. .”
Selby said Williams is mentally fine.
“I wish, you know, people would just recognize that she’s human and just try to have a little patience with her. She’s doing her best to get back to where she knows she needs to be so she can take her legacy.” , but it’s not…where it will happen immediately,” he added.