The “Wendy Williams Show” To Go On Without Williams Amid Her “Ongoing Health Problems”
“‘The Wendy Williams Show’ will begin airing originals on Monday, October 18 with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly,” the post read.
“Wendy continues to be under medical surveillance and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress, but suffers from serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ disease and her thyroid problem. It was determined that more time was needed. before she can resume her duties as a live host. “
The post gave no indication of Williams returning.
“As soon as she is ready, she will be back in her precious purple chair,” he said.
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Williams suffers from Graves’ disease
Williams, 57, suffers from Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease, a condition that causes overproduction of thyroid hormones and can cause far-reaching symptoms and affect overall health. She took a break from her show in May 2020 due to fatigue caused by symptoms of the disease.
Tuesday’s announcement is the latest in a series of medical setbacks for Williams and his eponymous series, which was previously scheduled to begin on September 20. Medical problems delayed the first to October 4 and then to October 18.
It was announced on September 15 that Williams had tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing health assessments. The week before, Williams canceled public appearances due to health concerns.
When production of “Wendy Williams” ceased at the start of the pandemic, her daytime talk show strayed from her home for two months.
“The pandemic is not affecting the way we do our show. When I go out and there is no audience and there is no co-host, it has no importance, “Williams told USA TODAY last September, adding that fans can expect” the same Wendy, same laugh, same show. “
Contribution: Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Wendy Williams Show to have guest hosts amid Williams health issues