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Wendy Williams Tests Positive For COVID-19 Days After Daytime Diva Bows Out Of Work Commitments Due To 'Ongoing Health Issues'

Sep. 15 2021, Published 12:57 p.m. ET

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Wendy Williams can’t catch a break.

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After the talk show host had to bow out of promotion for the upcoming new season of Wendy due to health concerns, she recently caught coronavirus.

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“While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” a statement read via her show’s Instagram account on Wednesday, September 15.

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The statement continued: “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 4,” adding, “In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled.”

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Her legion of famous pals and followers wished her a speedy recovery. “Love you Wendy! Get better!! ❤️❤️,” beauty guru Milly Almodovar wrote, while Real Housewives of Potomac star Karen Huger wrote: “Sending prayers ❤️.” While many others sent the prayer emoji.

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As OK! previously reported, Williams announced she was taking a pause last week to deal with her health, hoping to be back to work on the 20th, before announcing she caught COVID-19.

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“Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations,” a message read via Instagram on Thursday, September 9. “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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It is unclear exactly what is wrong with the talk show diva, but the 57-year-old former radio host has been very open about her struggles with Graves disease — an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones.

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The disorder causes anxiety, tremors, as well as puffy or bulging eyes. In February 2018, the controversial daytime TV personality revealed she had been suffering from the debilitating disease for years.

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