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Wendy Williams returns to show with fractured shoulder, says she’s ‘on the mend’

Talk show host Wendy Williams of “The Wendy Williams Show” is recovering from a hairline fracture on her right shoulder, she told viewers upon her return Tuesday.

Williams, 54, had canceled Monday’s episode.

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“There's no way I could've done yesterday's show... I was all about the medical care yesterday, from one doctor to the other,” she said during her show’s “Hot Topics” segment, Entertainment Tonight reported. She confirmed she will not need an operation and is “on the mend.”

But viewers noticed she was also slurring her speech during Friday’s show.

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The announcement of her fracture comes nearly a year after Williams took a three-week hiatus to treat her Graves’ disease.

The immune system disorder is a result of the overproduction of thyroid hormones and can lead to anxiety, tremors, weight loss, fatigue, irregular heartbeat and more.

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Though Williams has been fairly open about her health conditions — especially after fainting on live television last year due to dehydration — some celebrity news sites are reporting her friends are seriously concerned about Williams’ well-being.

Sources told Radar Online she “can barely stand at times, and has totally checked out. It’s a major problem.”

Fans have also previously pointed out that Williams has been sitting more often than normal. She addressed their concerns during her Dec. 12 show.

“So it has come to my attention…that you all are noticing that I sit, a lot. I love to have several seats. I don’t just sit here, I’ve been sitting in the audience, I sit to do demo projects as well... You know why? Cause I want to. Cause this is my show, and this is how I want to do it.”

About the Author

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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