Wendy Williams’ brother, Thomas Williams Jr. (a.k.a. Tommy), has been updating her supporters. The daytime talk show host is away from her show due to ongoing health issues. Tommy stated Wendy is battling with things that we’ve all been aware of. He also added. “It’s Graves’ disease … Plus, she has her age,” he continues. “There’s a concern because [of] her inability to be active and her motor skills being slowed down because of her lymphedema. It’s concerning because it’s the [TV] season and Wendy is the type of person where she never really misses work, she loves her job, she loves being out there, she loves doing what she does.”
Wendy previously pushed back the season 13 premiere in September after testing positive for COVID-19. Tommy reassured her fans,” She’s the same Wendy she was the last time she was on the set. It’s just she is trying to make sure everything is as it should be prior to going back. Wendy is a warrior … She would rather be solid with a date and say I’m coming back and be at her word or come back sooner.” He also addressed the rumors that her absence were due to her ex-husband Kevin Hunter who Prior to their divorce, he was an executive producer on the show. Wendy is being advised by the doctors, according to Tommy Williams, which is a smart at this point. “There are no Kevin difficulties… just to put out some fires,” he stated.
“The Wendy Williams Show” will return as scheduled on October 18 for its Season 13 premiere, but without Williams as host. Williams “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,” said in a statement Tuesday on Instagram Wendy is still under medical observation and has daily meetings with her medical team.