Wendy Williams’ Brother Denies Rumors That the Host Is Suffering from Dementia
Wendy Williams has been away for an entire season of The Wendy Williams Show because of her ongoing health issues.
Many guest hosts have been running the show, including comedian Michael Rapaport, Devyn Simone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Whitney Cummings, Sherry Shepard, and Michael Yo.
Leah Remini and Michelle will serve as co-hosts for two full weeks of episodes, beginning on Monday, November 29, till Friday, December 10.
An announcement from the producers has confirmed Williams will not be returning to the show until at least mid-December.
Her Brother Broke the Silence about Her Health Condition
Williams was seen in a wheelchair as she was pushed by a pal in New York City.
This has worried many fans and has resulted in many rumors about the daytime host suffering from dementia.
Williams' younger brother, Tommy Williams Jr., put a full stop to all the rumors that his sister had dementia.
Tommy, 54, exclusively told The Sun that he frequently visits his sister to keep up with her health condition.
He confirmed she has been dealing with conditions concerning her physical health and that they didn't have any concerns regarding her mental state.
"We haven't had any alerts like that and I haven't seen anything like that or have had conversations with her that would lead me to believe that." he explained.
He also revealed that his famous sister is mentally well enough to visit her family in Florida for Thanksgiving this year.
The Origin of Dementia Rumors
The audience vividly remembers Wendy Williams fainting on her show back in 2017.
While Williams was hosting her Halloween special segment in the show, the audience witnessed the host losing control of her body, eventually passing out before the session was dismissed.
A week after the incident, Williams explained she felt dizzy about 48 minutes into the show as her producer was updating her on what was coming up next.
"A lot of people thought that was a joke, me fainting on my set," she said. "No, that was not a joke. I'm a tall woman, and it's a long way down."
The host shut down the speculations that she may have had a stroke, a heart attack, or any mental health issues.
She revealed she felt like she was "in the middle of a campfire" before passing out. Paramedics confirmed that her blood pressure and heart rate were fine, but she was low on electrolytes.
"I'm a 53-year-old, middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through, if you know what I mean," she said.
Her Health Condition Is Improving
As fans were looking forward to seeing Williams back on her purple chair, the recent announcement from the producers revealed guest hosts would continue the show through November 2021.
For the first time after she took a break from TV, Williams addressed the situation through an Instagram post on November 8 that she is "making progress."