The brother of Wendy Williams is shutting down rumors that his sister is battling dementia and confined to a wheelchair.
In an interview with The Sun, Tommy Williams Jr. said he and other family members have kept in touch with the former radio host about her health and she is fine cognitively. “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.”
He also said that he is trying to make plans with his sister about her traveling down to Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tommy’s remarks come after Rickey Smiley revealed that Williams was suffering from the effects of early-onset dementia as she continues to be on a leave of absence from her hit talk show. “It’s not looking really good… Word on the street is Wendy is confined to a wheelchair,” Smiley claimed on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” He said that she has lost all blood circulation in her legs and may not return to “The Wendy Williams Show.”
“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,” he added.
Earlier this month, Williams gave fans an update on her health status, writing that she was “making progress,” but things were “taking longer than we expected.”
The REVOLT team is hoping Williams is well and has a speedy recovery. Check out Smiley’s remarks below.