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Wendy Williams Steps Back From Show Amid ‘Serious’ Health Complications

Wendy Williams will not be returning to her talk show, ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ due to ‘ongoing medical issues.’ The show made the announcement on Tuesday (October 12), promising “an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels” in the meantime while updating fans on Williams’ health. The statement reads, in part: “Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She 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.

“…We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair.”

The Wendy Williams Show, which will air new shows beginning on October 18, asked for respect of the host’s privacy.