Wendy Williams’ brother shoots down rumors that the talk show host is suffering from early onset dementia.
According to The Sun, Williams’ brother Tommy told the tabloid that his sister’s aliments are all physical, not mental, saying she hasn’t been “displaying that type of behavior to the family.”
“We haven’t had any alerts like that 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.”
He also said that his sister is doing well enough to possibly travel to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with their family.
Williams has been absent from her show since the latest season began. It was officially announced that she had been battling a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Subsequent reports have also mentioned Williams checking herself into a hospital as well as her ongoing battle with Graves’ disease.
Williams has had celebrities fill in for her as guest hosts in her absence, with Sherri Shepherd being the most popular with viewers. Ratings have also gone up in Williams’ absence, something she’s rumored to be upset about. But in an official message to fans on Instagram, Williams wrote, “I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I can’t be there. I also want to thank Debmar-Mercury and our stations for being so understanding and supportive while I work my way back.”