We are keeping Wendy Williams in our prayers, as Yahoo Life! reported yesterday the talk show host is allegedly battling dementia rumors and is currently in a wheelchair. Yesterday, The Rickey Smiley Show host Toine The Don shared on air that Williams has “lost all blood circulation” in her legs and feet and is being “confined to a wheelchair.” The comedian also shared it was said she is “suffering” from the early stages of dementia. Whew.
The host was set to return on October 18th for the 13th season, but due to underlying ailments, the show has been rotating different celebrity guest hosts including Leah Remini and Sherri Shepherd, who both continue to bring in high ratings during Williams’ absence. It has not been determined when the daytime talk show host is set to come back to her purple chair and talk tea with her audience but that doesn’t mean her tea is out of the spotlight during her hiatus.
After reading many headlines about Williams’ conditions, it looks like the dementia rumor was the last straw as her brother, Tommy Williams, came to her sister’s defense after exclusively giving The Sun an update on her condition.
“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,” Tommy shares. “We routinely go up and check on Wendy even though we’re all down here in Florida. ”
“I try to make it up there and my dad speaks with Wendy frequently. So no, we don’t have any concerns concerning her mental state. It’s all physical,” he continued. “I am trying to find out if she’s coming down for Thanksgiving. I mean- she’s normal like that,”
While we wait for the Queen of Media to return, it’s being reported Remini and Michelle Visage are set to co-host the show for two full weeks each beginning on November 29th through December 10.
People.com also revealed today that Shepherd will return as a guest host starting December 13- December 17th. She told the publication she “can’t wait to come back to play again.”
“I was thrilled to learn that my hosting week in November was so well received by the loyal viewers of this show. It’s not easy to do what Wendy has successfully done for so many years,” the 54-year-old host expressed.
“I am grateful to Wendy, the entire Wendy Williams team, and Wendy’s fans for trusting me to host for another week. It’s been a dream come true, and I can’t wait to bring back my brand of flirty-fun, fabulous guests and feel good excitement when I return in December.”
We are wishing Wendy a speedy recovery here at The Blast and we hope to see her back better and healthy at the top of next year. In the meantime, you can catch a slew of guest hosts in the purple chair delivering the latest gossip about your favorite stars in Hollywood.