Wendy Williams Has ‘Immense Gratitude’ For Fans Following Dementia Diagnosis

Wendy Williams has offered a response to her fans after it was reported that the iconic radio and talk show host had been diagnosed with progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. “The messages shared with me have touched me, reminding me of the power of unity and the need for compassion,” a representative for Williams told The Associated Press in a recent statement.

It was recently revealed through Williams’ care team that the once vivacious star had fallen on hard times. However, Williams had been aware of her diagnosis for over a year. According to her team, while the decision was difficult, it was decided that it would be in her best interest to be transparent about her diagnosis. 

“[The]decision to share this news was difficult and made after careful consideration, not only to advocate for understanding and compassion for Wendy, but to raise awareness about aphasia and frontotemporal dementia and support the thousands of others facing similar circumstances,” Williams’ rep told AP

In other news, Williams’ legal guardian attempted to block the premiere of her upcoming Lifetime documentary, Where Is Wendy Williams? A&E Networks and Entertainment One Reality Productions were both listed as defendants. However, a New York Judge denied the petition, and the project will be set to air on Feb 24 and 25. The documentary will delve into the media personality’s recent years as her health deteriorated, leading to her court-ordered guardianship in 2022.