Wendy Williams enters ‘wellness facility’ to get help with ‘overall health issues’
Wendy Williams’ health struggles continue, with the TV and radio host taking steps to seek care before embarking on the next phase of her career.
“Wendy has entered a wellness facility seeking help to manage her overall health issues,” her publicist said in a statement Wednesday. “She is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback.”
The publicist added, “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.”
On Friday, Wendy Williams’ daytime TV show went off the air after 13 seasons. Now she says she’s moving into the podcasting world with Apple’s iTunes.
Williams told “Extra” in June that she was going to partner with Apple for a podcast after an amicable split with production company Debmar-Mercury. Apple did not confirm the announcement, but Williams has been teasing the podcast on social media for months.
Despite being vaccinated, the host contracted COVID-19 a year ago and postponed the debut of her namesake show’s 13th season until early October. It was postponed a second time, to mid-October, then returned with a rotating group of guest hosts. Those guests — most notably Sherri Shepherd, who debuted her own new talk show this month — carried what turned out to be the final season of “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Meanwhile, Williams dealt with continuing health issues including her Graves’ disease and other thyroid concerns, spending time in Florida where her son lives. In June the host talked to TMZ about an additional health concern she was facing: lymphedema, which was causing her feet and legs to swell.
After 13 seasons, Wendy Williams’ syndicated daytime talk show has come to an end. Her time-slot replacement, Sherri Shepherd, hosted the finale.
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