Is Wendy Williams Covid positive? Woman matching her identity needs 'psychiatric' help
A 911 call for someone who required "psychiatric services" prompted a woman matching Wendy Williams' description to be rushed to the hospital from her New York City apartment building on Wednesday, September 15.
The NYPD told The Sun that the police were called to the location at around 8 am to help the woman, 57, in need. The NYPD, however, refused to confirm whether the woman was indeed Wendy Williams. An NYPD spokesperson said, "There was a call for a 57-year-old non-violent female who needed psychiatric services at that address on Wednesday morning. They were transported to the hospital.”
On September 15, the official Instagram profile of 'The Wendy Williams Show' confirmed that her season premiere has been postponed. This came after many of her appearances were canceled last week. “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19," the post said.
“To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th. In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled," it added. The show announced last week that she would not be appearing for promotional events at the moment amid "ongoing health issues and further evaluations." "She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair on Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere," a statement read.
On Halloween in 2017, Wendy had fainted during her show's live taping. Back then, she claimed that the incident took place as she felt overheated and suffered from low electrolytes. However, she announced in 2018 that she has been living with the Graves' disease for years. An immune system disorder, the Graves' disease causes overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Some common symptoms of the disease include anxiety and irritability, tremor of the hands or fingers, heat sensitivity and an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin, weight loss, enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter), change in menstrual cycles, frequent bowel movements, fatigue and more.
Wendy later announced that she suffers from Lymphedema, and showed her viewers how she has severely swollen ankles. She said that the disease does not allow her to even walk two blocks. The host struggled with sobriety in 2019 after she split with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter. The duo split up after his alleged lover reportedly became pregnant with his first child. Wendy, who has been open about how she struggled with substance abuse and alcohol, underwent treatment during this phase. She even checked into rehab in Florida, later returning to New York and moving into a sober home. Wendy filed for divorce after being married to Kevin for over 20 years following reports that his alleged lover had given birth to a child.