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Wendy Williams wants you to know she is doing fine after appearing drowsy and physically unstable on a recent show.

Wendy addressed an ex co-worker's concerns after DJ Boof suggested that the daytime talk show host might be influenced by drugs and alcohol.

Wendy's behavior on Friday's show raised alarms on social media. She was lethargic, slurred her words and took long pauses to collect her thoughts.

Her producers couldn't hide the concern on their faces.

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DJ Boof, who quit as Wendy's deejay earlier this year, expressed his concern in an Instagram post on Monday, writing: "...this is going to play out bad. I feel sorry for the workers and victims."

But Wendy insists she is fine and she thanked her fans for continuing to watch. Wendy has been open about her battle with Graves' disease that caused swelling in her legs (lymphedema) that makes it difficult for her to walk.

"I always say I love you for watching 'cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you," she said during her show on Monday. "I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it's still work. An effort put in for the hour I'm out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I'm not a perfectionist. I'm not perfect."
 

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Last week rumors spread that talk show maven Wendy Williams had suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized on a mental ward.

YouTube star Tasha K, who broke the news about Wendy's ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, fathering a child out of wedlock, reported that Wendy was hospitalized and may not return to her show any time soon.

But the 55-year-old talk show host resurfaced on Monday outside her Manhattan condo. Wendy looked good for someone who was supposedly hospitalized with a mental breakdown.

She wore a face mask and a grey hoodie over a black top. Her neck and wrist were dripping in diamonds.

Wendy carried a newspaper, dated June 1, 2020, as proof that she is out and about and doing well.

Wendy enlisted someone to take a photo of her for the 'Gram, since there were no paparazzi around.

She captioned the photo: "Wow June is here! I didn't see paparazzi but ok. I needed my stuff before NYC dark. Black lives have ALWAYS mattered."

One telltale sign that she was indeed in a hospital recently is a large bruise on the back of her left hand where a nurse or doctor attempted to start an IV but ruptured her fragile vein instead. The spot on her left hand is easily recognizable as an IV infiltration.

Wendy, who was filming her popular talk show from home, was forced to halt taping of the show with just a skeleton crew in her NYC studio due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Variety.com exclusively reported that Wendy was taking a hiatus due to her ongoing medical issues with Graves' disease in May.

Reportedly Williams suffered crushing fatigue among other symptoms related to her diagnosis.

"In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment," read a statement from her publicist.
 

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Wendy Williams is taking another hiatus from her hit talk show as she deals with fatigue and other "symptoms from her Graves' disease".

Wendy had been taping episodes of her popular talk show from her Manhattan condo after laying off her staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The 55-year-old will be taking a break from her self-titled program while struggling with issues such as fatigue, a spokesperson for The Wendy Williams Show said in a statement.

"Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves' disease, which is causing fatigue," the representative said. "In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment. We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the Wendy@Home shows."

It's not as yet clear when Williams will be returning to the talk show.

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Williams has suffered from Graves' disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, since 1999. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism.

The disease caused her legs to swell, making it difficult for her to walk. She took a six-week hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show in 2019 after fracturing her shoulder.

After returning to the show in March that year, Wendy told her viewers that she had been focusing on her sobriety after spending time at a live-in alcohol rehab facility.

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