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Wendy Williams has had a trying past few years dealing with Graves’ disease which affects her thyroid with the most obvious issue being her swollen legs but she’s now been out of her show since the new since the new season began. The reason has been over health complications. Rickey Smiley has spoken on the topic saying, ”It’s not looking really good… Word on the street is Wendy is confined to a wheelchair.” They added that she “has lost all blood circulation in her legs and in her feet” and her return to her show is up in the air. “We gotta pray for Wendy. We know that she’s been battling with addiction, alcoholism, all that good stuff, and it’s also been reported that Wendy has been suffering from the early stages of dementia.”

Hearing these remarks in disbelief, Wendy’s brother Tommy went to The Sun to refute these claims saying, “We haven’t had any alerts like that and I haven’t seen anything like that or have had conversations with her that would lead me to believe that,” he said. “We routinely go up and check on Wendy even though we’re all down here in Florida… I try to make it up there and my dad speaks with Wendy frequently. So no, we don’t have any concerns concerning her mental state. It’s all physical. I am trying to find out if she’s coming down for Thanksgiving. I mean, she’s normal like that,” he added.

Now say these rumors aren’t true about her having dementia and forced to take a wheelchair.. for someone who has spent so many years discussing the rumors of other people, it isn’t hard to fathom that people would be making up a few while she’s down. We certainly hope it isn’t true because no one should have dementia wished on them and that’s a pretty vile rumor if made up. We wish her the best and that she’ll be able to return to her show soon because at the end of the day, no matter how well the guest hosts are doing with her temporarily away, no one can do Wendy like Wendy.