In the days after Michelle Williams announced on her Instagram Story that she broke off her engagement to Chad Johnson, the singer has removed almost all photos and videos of her former fiancé on her account.
Williams revealed Dec. 7 that she was no longer going to wed the pastor she met at a spiritual retreat in Arizona last year.
“I guess I still remain single! Things didn’t work out. The healing that needs to take place is a must! I don’t wanna destroy another relationship,” she said in part in a message that was deleted not long after it was posted.
The former Destiny’s Child member soon began stripping her page of Johnson, with whom she stars on OWN’s “Chad Loves Michelle.” The show chronicles their rocky road to the altar. Along the way, she made her Instagram account private and posted an apology on her story.
“To all the young ppl (and some old ones🙈) that were hopeful and inspired by the love we had, I’m so sorry that I let you down! We were very public with our relationship, I felt it on my heart to say sorry!” she said in part.
Since then, Williams has been focusing on her career. She dropped the self-empowerment anthem “Fearless” the same morning she ended her engagement. But then, things came to a halt for her on Broadway when she reportedly quit “Once On This Island.” According to Radar Online, the star walked away from the show on doctor’s orders.
“Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her medical doctors to take a leave of absence from performing,” a representative for the show said in a statement. “As a result, the singer/actress will not continue in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of ‘Once On This Island.’”
The star joined the musical as the goddess Erzulie on Nov. 30 but a source says Williams is “struggling mentally and people close to her are very worried.”
Williams, who suffers from depression, is said to be “not in a good place.”
The insider also noted that OWN is pressuring Williams to reshoot the final episode of “Chad Loves Michelle” to include that the wedding has been called off. When the singer posted her announcement about her engagement, several episodes of the show were still on track to air.
“She’s not cooperating. She is shut down,” the source said adding that doing reshoots disclosing her current relationship status is “very emotional for her” and “she doesn’t want to relive that.”