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Wendy Williams' brother says his sister is stable, improving, and hanging in there during her stay at a hospital where she is reportedly "fighting" Covid-19.

As reported last week, the 57-year-old host was voluntarily admitted to a hospital in New York on Wednesday for a psychiatric evaluation after police responded to a 911 call about a "non-violent" 57-year-old woman behaving erratically.

However, insiders say Wendy was actually hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19. A source tells Sandrarose.com that Wendy can't have visitors due to her diagnosis.

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According to Wendy's brother, Tommy Williams, she is "fighting" to get well and resume her hosting duties on The Wendy Williams Show season premiere in October.

"I really do believe and have the faith that Wendy's going to make it... We've been hit just like other families. You know it's not easy [but] you got to dig yourself out, you got to hold on to the memories and we have some good ones.

"She's doing well. Stable. I've spoken with her, and we're hanging in there. She's hanging in there. We're praying. She's fighting."

However, another source close to Wendy Williams said the fully vaccinated host is "asymptomatic and not showing any signs of COVID-19." The source added that Wendy's mental health "continues to improve each day."

The Wendy Williams Show season premiere has been pushed back to October 4.

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Wendy Williams has reportedly been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after suffering a psychotic break.

According to TMZ, the 57-year-old host was voluntarily admitted to a hospital in New York on Wednesday for a psychiatric hold.

Police responded to a 911 call about a "non-violent" 57-year-old woman behaving erratically at Wendy's luxury high-rise in Manhattan.

She was bundled into an ambulance and transported to a NY hospital where she was admitted for a mental health evaluation.

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Wendy, who is fully vaccinated, was previously hospitalized after she tested positive for a "breakthrough case" of Covid-19. A source told TMZ that Wendy is currently "asymptomatic", meaning she is showing no symptoms of Covid.

Breakthrough cases occur when fully vaccinated persons are infected with Covid-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control data on breakthrough cases: "Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected," and "no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing illness."

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It's unclear at this stage when the talk show Diva will be discharged from the hospital. However, the insider told TMZ that her mental health "continues to improve each day".

It isn't clear what triggered Wendy's mental break. She recently began dating again after breaking off a mentally abusive relationship earlier this year.

Due to Williams' mental and physical health issues, the premiere of the new season of The Wendy Williams Show has been pushed from September 20 to October 4.

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Wendy Williams was recently hospitalized after contracting Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

The September 20th season premiere of the Wendy Williams Show was canceled after Wendy was diagnosed with a breakthrough case of Covid-19.

Wendy's Instagram account announced on Wednesday that the fully vaccinated daytime host is battling a "breakthrough case of Covid-19."

"While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19," the statement read.

"To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of 'The Wendy Williams Show' on Monday, October 4th."

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Page Six reports the show will air repeats until then.

Wendy's fans were shocked when paparazzi photos showed her arriving at her Manhattan apartment wearing a bathrobe and blue socks on the wet pavement.

She was assisted into the building while another man followed close behind her with a wheelchair.

According to the Centers for Disease Control data on breakthrough cases: "Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected," and "no vaccine is 100% effective at preventing illness."

The CDC claims the mRNA vaccines "may make illness less severe for those who are vaccinated and still get sick. The risk of infection, hospitalization, and death are all much lower in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated."

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The September 20th season premiere of the Wendy Williams Show may be canceled due to Wendy Williams' current health scare.

The 57-year-old talk show host looked frail and weak when she returned home from a hospital stay wearing a bathrobe and blue socks on Friday, Sept. 11.

She was assisted into her Manhattan high-rise building, followed by a man pushing a wheelchair.

Wendy's concerned son, Kevin Hunter, Jr., followed close behind his ailing mom.

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According to Page Six, Wendy's production staff returned to the office last week. But Wendy has not been seen in the studio since going on hiatus.

There are rumors that she won't be well enough to return to her purple chair on Sept. 20.

"People are tight-lipped about it, but there are whispers that she won't be there," one Wendy source told Page Six.
 
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A statement posted to her Instagram account on Thursday noted Wendy canceled all of her promotional appearances for the show this week.

"Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations.

"She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair on Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere."

Wendy has been candid about her ongoing issues with Graves' disease and other unreported illnesses.

In 2018, Wendy took an extended break from her show due to issues with hyperthyroidism. Wendy's celebrity pals, including Nick Cannon, substituted for her as host.

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Wendy Williams appeared frail and sickly in a bathrobe and blue socks as she arrived home after a hospital stay on Friday.

Wendy is pictured above with son Kevin Hunter Jr. in May before she fell ill and was admitted to a hospital recently.

A photographer snapped the shocking photos of the feeble-looking daytime TV host as she was assisted from a limo while someone pushed a wheelchair behind her on Friday.

Wendy, who was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2018, wore blue compression socks on the wet NYC pavement the day after announcing she's canceled promotional events for her show due to "ongoing health issues."

Wendy looked dehydrated and her legs were ashy. See the shocking photos here.

Kevin Jr. was seen wheeling a small suitcase into Wendy's luxury high-rise building in Manhattan.

The photos sparked reports that Wendy's health is failing after years of prescription drug and alcohol abuse. She was admitted to an inpatient sober living center in 2019 after her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, welcomed a daughter with his longtime mistress.

Wendy canceled a week of promotions due to her "ongoing health issues."

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A statement posted to Instagram Thursday read:

"Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations.

"She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair on Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere."

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Fans took to social media to show support for the 57-year-old talk show Diva.

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Wendy Williams introduced her new boyfriend to her 1.9 million followers on Instagram over the weekend.

The 57-year-old TV talk show host surprised her followers when she posted an image of herself in a car with a middle-aged white man on Saturday night.

"My son's 21st birthday party on the yacht in #Miami was everything he wanted. Even my boyfriend," Wendy wrote.

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Wendy was rumored to be dating musician and actor Ray J, 40, after they were spotted on a lunch date together in June.
 
READ ALSO: PICS: Wendy Williams pays homage to Diana Ross while on a date with Ray J
 
Wendy broke up with her last boyfriend -- Maryland contractor Mike Esterman -- in May. She was disappointed when he ran to the media to be the first to comment after their breakup.

"I didn't say anything [publicly about it] because I'm that grown," Williams told Page Six about the breakup.

"We would've had this discussion way behind the scenes. I am not embarrassed because I'm that grown. But since childish ones — Mike — well, he's giving quotes!"

Esterman, who is white, said he wasn't surprised that Wendy had to have the last word.

"Of course she has to have the last word, and because she is the kind of person that she is; she's the only thing that will make herself look best."

Wendy finalized her divorce from her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter, in January 2020 after the blogs reported he fathered a daughter outside his marriage.

Wendy and Kevin Sr., her second husband, share son Kevin Hunter, 21.

It's no surprise that Wendy has given up on Black men. She previously said she considers herself "a multicultural woman who happens to be Black".

Wendy Joan Williams lived a privileged childhood in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Her parents had a combined three master's degrees and the family took trips around the world.
 

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The family of murdered 19-year-old TikTok star Swavy have demanded an apology from TV host Wendy Williams.

Williams come under fire last week after she shaded Swavy, real name Matima Miller, on the July 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

Swavy was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Swavy was shot to death by an unknown assailant in Delaware on July 5.

Wendy acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of Swavy until after he was killed.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building. He’s a TikTok star, and he’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million," Williams said on July 7.

"Swavy is now dead. Ah, all those followers. Yeah, that's really tragic, only 19 years old," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended on Twitter.com and TikTok.

Now Swavy's mom Chanell Clark and older sibling Rahkim Clark have demanded an apology from Williams.

"Wendy has always been a messy person," Rahkim said."This is not just any other story, this is not a highlight, this is not a hot topic, this is our real life."

"I'm so p**sed off, because you did him like that," Chanell said as she tried to fight back her tears. "I'm looking for an apology, I do want an apology."

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Friend of the blog Wendy Williams was roasted on social media after she shaded a TikTok star who was shot to death.

Swavy, real name Matima Miller, was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Wendy correctly acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of him.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended for the worst possible reason (disrespecting the dead).

The clip garnered millions of views and nearly as many angry comments. Donations poured into a GoFundMe account to raise money for Swavy's funeral expenses.

Trey Smith, who tweeted the clip, wrote: "i don't know what i thought was gonna happen here but it's so far past what i thought was gonna happen here."
 

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Tabitha Brown celebrated the end of her husband Chance Brown's career after she "retired" him from the police force.

"The thought of my husband having to wear a bulletproof vest to work every day... and putting his life on the line for others was commendable but still scared me," she said in a video on YouTube.

Tabitha said it took 15 years for her to finally have the financial means to retire her husband.

"It's a bittersweet moment... It's time for him to dream again. It's time for him to think like a child... God has blessed me that I can retire my husband."

Tabitha's husband Chance Brown appears apprehensive and wringing his hands in the video. He seemed nervous and concerned about leaving his job, since he was the breadwinner and wore the pants in the family.

It isn't every real man's dream to give up their livelihoods and rely on their wives to provide for them financially.

Tabitha's followers had nothing but praise for the couple as they embark on their new journey.

However, Wendy Williams predicted that they would break up soon on Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

"Nope. I was married to one of those, 'I make the money!' and so on and so forth. 'Go live your dreams! Open a business! Go, go, go!' See how that turned out... I predict that this marriage is going to be on real rocky ground in a moment. 'Live your dream'... They may invest in stuff and lose the money."

Wendy's ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, cheated on her and fathered a child outside their marriage. His infidelities weighed heavily on Wendy and nearly ended her career.

She blamed herself for putting her husband on a long leash and allowing him to follow his dreams by financing his business ventures while she paid the household bills.

"They invest in something else then the money gets swindled or stolen. Then they invest again and he comes home and throws his bag down. And she's like 'What? What?' And he's like, 'I can't do this and this is your fault. You're over here making your money and stuff and had me quit my job. And I can't find my 'live like a child.'"

No, you work. Being a cop was a big part of his identity..."

Tabitha clapped back in a new video. But rather than come at Wendy sideways, she killed Wendy with kindness.

"First of all, Wendy Williams, honey, God bless you," she said, with a smile.

"Wendy, the pain you must be in to feel this way, honey, I'm so sorry. But listen, let me tell you this. Twenty-three years I've been with my husband, broke for a very long time together. Struggled for a very long time together. Succeeded for the last couple of years together... I did every year with him in the LAPD and he did every year with me with rejection and no's in this entertainment industry."

Tabitha concluded by telling Wendy to go with God.

"It's also the power of allowing God to be first in your marriage. That's how it remains successful, we keep him first. He is first in our marriage. Not money, not business, not success, but God. He's first."

Watch all three videos below.
 

 

 

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Wendy Williams linked arms with Ray J after reuniting over lunch in New York City on Sunday afternoon.

The 56-year-old television mogul paid tribute to Diana Ross by wearing a Supreme sweatshirt featuring a B&W photo of the soul/R&B icon.

Wendy carried a massive, white Hermes tote that retails for $10,000-$200,000.

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Ray J, whom Wendy refers to as her little brother, dressed in a red bomber jacket, red t-shirt and blue jeans. They both wore face masks, despite the CDC giving the green light to stop wearing masks last month.

Wendy took to social media to boast about her lunch date over the weekend.

"Guess who's treating me to brunch? He's very cute & very married. I'm close to his family & he is my little brother," she wrote.

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Ray J, 40, recently appeared on Wendy's talk show where he said his on-again, off-again marriage to wife Princess Love was on the right track after twice announcing divorce.

He filed paperwork to end his marriage to the Love and Hip Hop star last September. Princess also filed for divorce in May 2020, but now they've decided to give their romance another try.

They share a 3-year-old daughter, Melody Love Norwood, and a son, 18 months.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Princess filed the new dismissal paperwork in February, and Ray signed off on it and it has been entered by the court clerk.