Pop culture reporter claims Wendy Williams is in a wheelchair, showing dementia symptoms
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Talk show host Wendy Williams, who has been absent from her show’s entire 13th season over health concerns, is reportedly confined to a wheelchair and may be suffering early signs of dementia, according to a pop culture reporter.
“The Ricky Smiley Morning Show’s” Toine The Don, also known as Antoine Edwards, cites unnamed sources that Williams has completely lost all circulation to her legs and feet.
Edwards also reported that Williams is showing signs of dementia, though no other media outlet is reporting that.
Williams’ brother, Tommy Williams Jr., appeared to rebuke the dementia claims, telling The Sun she has not been “displaying that type of behavior to the family.”
He added that Williams may be health enough to travel to Florida to see him and other members of the family for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Edwards also claimed that the production company has Wendy “stored away under lock and key to prevent another booze and vodka-filled depression,” citing an alleged breakdown the host suffered after her now ex-husband Kevin Williams’ alleged girlfriend gave birth to his child.
Williams has been public with her battles with mental health, substance abuse, Graves’ disease and thyroid problems.
In addition to a messy divorce, following years of alleged emotional abuse by Kevin as documented in a biopic Wendy helped produce for Lifetime, Wendy and Tommy’s mother died last year.
Meanwhile, “The Wendy Williams Show” Season 13 premiere was delayed multiple times but is now running new episodes with a rotating slate of guest hosts.
Leah Remini and Michelle Visage have been booked to fill in after Thanksgiving through Dec. 10, 2021. The duo previously filled in earlier this season after the season premiere featured a “hot talk” panel.
Sherri Shepard has also signed on to return as a guest host Dec. 13 to Dec. 17, 2021, when the show will take its planned holiday hiatus.
“Wendy Williams” has only been renewed through this season and there has been no word about the future of the show. Earlier, some sources indicated that Williams may never return to the show and it will eventually end up being canceled.
Producer Debmar-Mercury debuted a new talker featuring Nick Cannon this season, and may be eying that as a replacement for Williams should she call it quits.