Wendy Williams reportedly restricted to a wheelchair and battling early stages of dementia at 57
Popular talk show host, Wendy Williams’ health is reportedly getting worse.
Wendy Williams who had to cancel engagements multiple times this year due to ill health, is restricted to using a wheelchair now as her capability to walk has become diminished, according to The Ricky Smiley Morning Show’s Toine The Don, also known as Antoine Edwards.
Toine gave the shocking update on Wendy’s health on Nov. 22, saying, “It is being reported that the 57-year-old talk show host has completely lost all blood circulation in her legs and in her feet.”
Wendy is also allegedly suffering from early stages of dementia, according to the Toine.
“The entertainment group Lionsgate reportedly has Wendy stored away under lock and key to prevent another booze and vodka-filled depression,” Toine said in an Instagram post.
As of now, Wendy still isn’t scheduled to return to The Wendy Williams Show anytime soon.
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