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Wendy Williams Is Taking A Break From Her Show For Health Reasons

The Wendy Williams Show will continue to air repeats and then newer episodes with a rotation of guest hosts.

Posted on January 18, 2019, at 2:18 p.m. ET

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Wendy Williams is taking a break from her show following a shoulder fracture and other health-related issues, according to a statement shared on her Twitter account.

“Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ disease that will require treatment,” the statement said. “Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital.”

Debmar-Mercury syndication company, which works with Williams, also released a statement, saying they “wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision” and “will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.”

The talk show host also took a break from work last year per her doctor’s orders when she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. The diagnosis followed an incident in which Williams fainted on her show in November 2017.

Wendy Williams just passed out on live TV. And then rallied like a friggin champ minutes later. https://t.co/uN66NEAwR4

The Wendy Williams Show will continue to air with repeat episodes during the week of Jan. 21, and newer episodes featuring rotating hosts starting Jan. 28.

“Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to to focus on her personal and physical well-being,” the statement added. “Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and the Hunter family’s privacy at this time.”

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