Wendy Williams Hospitalized, Delays Talk Show Return Indefinitely
She might not be aware of it, but we’ve been beefing with Wendy Williams here at The Hollywood Gossip for many years now.
We simply haven’t been able to stand the way she desperately seeks attention by making cruel, outlandish statements about her fellow celebrities.
Our point here is not to rehash these issues, but to actually call a truce and to wish Williams well.
Why? Because the talk show host has been hospitalized due to complications from Graves Disease.
“As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment,” reads a statement from her family, which continues as follow:
“Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital
“Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”
Williams broke her shoulder in December and then started to worry fans when she slurred her words on-air.
She later apologized and blamed the painkillers she was taking at the time.
Since then, Williams has delayed her show’s return on two occasions.
It was originally supposed to return shortly after the New Year — but was pushed back to January 14.
It was then delayed another week and will now be on indefinite hiatus.
Concludes this most recent statement:
“Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”
In early 2018, Williams also took an extended break after her diagnosis of Graves Disease
This is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).
Symptoms often include anxiety, hand tremor, heat sensitivity, weight loss, puffy eyes and enlarged thyroid.
It’s a pretty serious illness and Williams addressed her reation to the diagnosis last March.
“There’s was just a mess going on inside my body,” she said on Good Morning America.
Continued the polarizing TV personality at the time:
“We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves.
“I’m not doing that anymore… Wendy first!”
Says the production company behind the Wendy Williams Show:
For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family.
We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.
Of course, because this is the Internet, gossip and innuendo abound.
With rumors swirling about her husband’s affair, some are wondering whether Williams is simply shunning the spotlight for awhile and using her health as an excuse.
We’re not saying that.
But some out there most definitely have been.