Wendy Williams is stepping away from her show after experiencing “serious complications” as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition.
They posted the following caption on Instagram:
The Wendy Williams Show will start airing originals on Monday, October 18, with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly.
Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis.
She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition.
It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties.
Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury family and has been so for 12 years. We want her health to be her top priority.
As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair.
We very much appreciate the respect for Wendy’s privacy, as well as all the good wishes from her fans, station partners, and advertisers.
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As previously reported in an exclusive with TMZ she was admitted an NYC hospital for a Psych Evaluation in September.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told Page Six Thursday that they received a call at 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday requiring an ambulance to transport a 57-year-old woman residing at Williams’ Manhattan address for a psychiatric evaluation.
The patient was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, the spokesperson told us.
Amid the reports of her mental health check, a source told Page Six she is lonely and continues to struggle with her health.
“It has been a very difficult time for Wendy. She’s a single woman with very few friends. She lost her marriage, her mom, and is living alone,” our source shared.
“There is a lot on her plate.”
Prayers up for Wendy, wishing her a speedy recovery.