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Wendy Williams diagnosed with progressive aphasia, frontotemporal dementia

Her care team disclosed this in a statement released yesterday.

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Known for her vivacious presence and forthrightness on The Wendy Williams Show, which ran from 2008 to 2021, Williams' health update has sparked concern among her global audience.

Wendy Williams, who is set to turn 60 in July, has had a prolific career that transcended from her early days as a DJ and shock jock in New York to becoming a household name through her daytime talk show. Her show was famed for its candid discussions, celebrity interviews, and sometimes controversial moments, which often went viral, earning her a special place in the hearts of viewers worldwide, including Nigeria.

The statement from her care team highlighted Williams' previous health challenges, including her battles with Graves' Disease and Lymphedema, noting that she has always been transparent with the public regarding her medical conditions. However, over the past few years, there have been growing concerns over her cognitive abilities as the TV personality began exhibiting signs of difficulty in processing information, losing words, and acting erratically at times.


Despite these challenges, Williams' care team assured fans that she maintains her trademark sense of humour and is receiving the necessary care to ensure her protection and well-being. "Most importantly, she maintains her trademark sense of humour and is receiving the care she requires to make sure she is protected and that her needs are addressed," the statement read.

Williams' diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia, a rare brain disorder that affects communication abilities, and frontotemporal dementia, a condition linked to degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain, has brought to light the personal battles faced by public figures and the importance of health awareness.

As the news spreads, fans and well-wishers from Nigeria and around the globe continue to express their support for Wendy Williams, hoping for her strength and resilience in the face of these health challenges. Her legacy as a pioneering talk show host and her contribution to the entertainment industry remain unparalleled, resonating with audiences who have admired her work over the years.


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