Wendy Williams Responds to Health Concern, Says She’s on Pain Medication for First Time In Her Life to ‘Power Through’ Shows


After a rocky set of shows this week, Wendy Williams took to Instagram Thursday to share a lengthy message with fans. In it, the longtime talk show host gave an explainer about why she’s been behaving the way she has on-air.

“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar,” the star explained on Dec. 20. “I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgment of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being.”

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After mentioning her thyroid condition — “for all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is” — she expressed appreciation for all the concerned thoughts coming her way.

“I promise you a better Wendy in 2019,” she concluded.”I will get some much-needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!”

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Speculation about Williams’ health has been rampant all week and fans have aired out their concerns online. As the star, who suffers from Graves disease, has been sitting during segments where she’d typically stand since last week, fans wondered if she was dealing with worsening health than she let on.

This week, Williams showed up on the air in a sling and many have been noticing the star’s garbled speech.

“Um, did anyone else just notice @WendyWilliams speech seemed high pitched and slurred!?🤤What’s wrong? #WendyWilliams.”

“Check on Wendy Williams her speech is changing.. look like she’s having a mini stroke.”

“#WendyWilliams speech was off today on her Show. She said they will be off for 2weeks for Vacation. Wendy, I don’t know what ur Health Issues r but I wish u well & hope u get well soon. I’m worried about #WendyWilliams.”

In light of her Instagram message, fans have been expressing some relief that the host will be getting some rest.

“Hang in there. I get it, totally. Rest and rejuvenate. I will be here in 2019 to root you on to bigger things. Keep on rocking it. Many blessings.”

“Wendy I was actually worried when watching you today please get some Rest it’s much needed.”

“Wendy Please Get Some Rest Your Co Host Will Always Love And Be There For You 💋”

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