Saturday September 18, 2021

Wendy Williams backs out of public appearances over health complications

Williams first revealed her Graves' diagnosis publicly in February 2018
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September 10, 2021
Williams first revealed her Graves diagnosis publicly in February 2018
Williams first revealed her Graves' diagnosis publicly in February 2018

Wendy Williams has decided not to make any public appearances in wake of her 'ongoing health issues.'

The talk show host said in a statement released on her show's Instagram account on Thursday that she is taking a brief break from work.

"Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations," the statement read. "She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere."

In May last year, the 57-year-old TV personality went on a hiatus due to underlying health issues surrounding her Graves' disease.

A spokesperson for The Wendy Williams Show told PEOPLE at the time that the star had been "dealing with symptoms from her Graves' disease, which is causing fatigue."

Williams first revealed her Graves' diagnosis publicly in February 2018, when she announced that she would be taking some time off from work after doctors prescribed her a "three weeks of vacation."