'I weigh 138, pretty right?': Wendy Williams dismisses health concerns as fans express concern over her 'extremely thin' frame
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Wendy Williams provided an update on her weight when she arrived for a private dinner in New York City on February 21 in the midst of her struggle with a number of medical conditions, such as lymphedema and Graves' disease.
The 58-year-old former talk-show presenter, who last year alarmed fans when she appeared confused and flaunted her slender figure, appeared content as she arrived at the event with a bodyguard and interacted with cameras. "I went to the doctor and I weigh 138, pretty right?" she exclaimed as she entered Fresco By Scotto, a Tuscan eatery.
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Williams has been open about her health difficulties
For her night out, Wendy was decked out from head to toe in designer wear, including a fringed-sleeved leather jacket from Louis Vuitton, LV hotpants, and Fendi stockings. She accessorized with a large pair of black boots and a lime green handbag.
The legendary talk show host has been open about her health difficulties, including when she held up her foot during a TMZ Live interview in June 2022 to show how bloated and discolored it had grown as a result of her lymphedema. She revealed during the conversation, which elicited sympathy from her admirers due to her seeming bewildered conduct, that she only has feeling in "maybe 5 percent of my feet" as a result of her disease. "Normally I would be in a wheelchair. I'm not in a wheelchair. I stand up," she said, explaining that when she stands "all I do is look down 'cause I don't wanna fall down."
Williams collapsed live on-air during the Halloween episode of her daytime talk program almost five years ago, which she attributed to heat exhaustion and dehydration while donning her Statue of Liberty costume. After taking a break from the show in March 2019, she made an emotional on-air announcement that she had been residing in a "sober house."
William's husband Kevin wrongfully sent her to rehab in 2019
She filed for divorce from her longtime husband Kevin, in April 2019, after he had a daughter with his mistress Sharina Hudson. She said Kevin had incorrectly sent her to treatment and that she hadn't actually needed to dry out after their marriage ended. In a 2021 interview with DJ Suss One, she claimed to have been 'locked away in a rehabilitation for something I didn't have to be rehabbed by.'
In Wendy's words, Kevin Sr "acted like I was losing my mind, going crazy, reverting back to whatever or, you know, on the edge." Wendy was hooked to cocaine while she worked as a radio shock jock but gave up the substance before her days on television. In truth, she claimed, the rehab facility had only served as "a quiet place to put me" as Sharina "grew bigger and bigger and bigger" as her pregnancy came to an end. Wendy's last couple of years on her daytime talk show were a difficult period in her personal life, due to her divorce and her mother's death.