EXCLUSIVE: Wendy Williams shows up sickly in a robe and blue socks on the wet NYC sidewalk the day after announcing she’s canceled promotional events for her show due to ‘ongoing health concerns’
Dressed in a bathrobe and blue socks, an ailing Wendy Williams was ushered into her Manhattan apartment building on Friday. Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the TV host stepping out of a black SUV, dressed in a gold and cream cloak and what looks like hospital socks, as she walks the wet sidewalk of New York City.
Wendy, 57, was wearing a black mask when she was hand-led from the car to her home by her manager Bernie Young.
Last year it was announced that she would be taking a break from her daytime talk show as she struggled with health issues related to a diagnosis of Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease is a disorder of the thyroid’s immune system that causes anxiety, tremors, and puffy or bulging eyes.
Wendy was last seen on her show on July 16, 2021. Her team said she will be back on September 20 for season 13.
Wendy wore what looked like hospital socks as she walked the wet NYC sidewalk.
Wendy told her audience about being diagnosed with Graves’ disease in early 2018. “My thyroid is all cattywampus. I feel like there are birds swimming around my head… Constantly high. But not high,’ she said. ‘My doctor prescribed – are you ready? Three weeks vacation. I was pissed. Encore gigs, really?’ Wendy also revealed that she was diagnosed with lymphedema in 2019.
A statement posted on Instagram on Thursday read: “Wendy is facing a number of ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations.”
There was no mention of what Wendy, 57, was struggling with, but this isn’t the first time the TV icon’s health has prevented her from appearing in front of the camera.
Her son, Kevin Hunter Jr, 21, was also seen entering her building behind a wheelchair.
Her son was later seen leaving the residence in an Uber.
Wendy’s team posted this statement to her show’s Instagram account, revealing that she is dealing with unspecified health issues.
Wendy first caused public concern in October 2017 when she collapsed in front of the camera during a recording of her talk show.
These have been turbulent years for Wendy, who has dealt with addiction, a cheating husband and divorce. In 2019, DailyMailTV revealed that the host had been secretly treated at a sober residential facility for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
Wendy stayed overnight in this austere home in Long Island City, Queens (pictured) rather than return to her plush New Jersey mansion.
Wendy stayed overnight at a private facility run by the Pure Recovery Network in Long Island City, New York after falling into alcohol and pill-fuelled depression when she broke her shoulder during a confrontation with her cheating husband Kevin Hunter. She is seen taking a walk with Hunter before their divorce.
Wendy’s troubles started in December 2018 when the star hired a private investigator to spy on her husband who she suspected was still going on with his mistress Sharina Hudson (pictured together). In 2020, Wendy finalized her divorce from Hunter and was seen leaving their New Jersey home.