Wendy Williams’ Shocking Diagnosis Revealed

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Wendy Williams’ medical care team has announced what the star’s official diagnosis is and it is shocking. Fans have been increasingly concerned over her well-being as clips of the upcoming Lifetime documentary have been released. Now she has an official diagnosis and a treatment plan in place. Keep reading to see what Wendy Williams’ has been diagnosed with and how her care team plans to treat her.

Wendy William’s Received Her Official Diagnosis Last Year

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. A press release revealed that Wendy actually received her diagnosis last year. In the past, the former daytime talk show host was open about her struggles with her health. She spoke publicly about her battles with Graves’ Disease and Lymphedema.

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However, in recent years, many people have begun to question Wendy’s state of mind. She seemed to lose track of words as she was speaking and acted out of character often. It also became clear that she was having difficulty understanding simple financial transactions. Her fans, friends, and family were all concerned.

With her additional diagnosis of progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, Wendy Williams has faced a number of hurdles in her life recently.

“Wendy is still able to do many things for herself,” her care team shared. “Most importantly she maintains her trademark sense of humor and is receiving the care she requires to make sure she is protected and that her needs are addressed. She is appreciative of the many kind thoughts and good wishes being sent her way.”

What Does Wendy’s Diagnosis Mean?

The Mayo Clinic says that aphasia “robs you of the ability to communicate.” It can also impact your ability to speak, write, and understand language. Typically, the condition in onset by a stroke or significant head injury. However, it can also stem from a slow-growing brain tumor or disease. It causes progressive, permanent damage.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a term that encompasses a group of brain disorders. It impacts the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. FTD causes parts of these lobes to atrophy, which can lead to speech problems and significant changes in personality, both of which have been seen in Wendy Williams. Other potential symptoms of FTD can include difficulty walking as well as muscle spasms. Over time, symptoms will get worse.

Aphasia and FTD are also the two conditions that actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with last year as well.

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Wendy Williams entered a treatment facility in April of 2023 and was given a court-appointed legal guardian. Wanda Finnie, Wendy’s sister, told People that they have seen a positive change in the former talk show star’s condition.

Alex, Wendy’s niece, said, “She sounds really great. To hear my aunt now in terms of just how clear she is, just how focused she is on the importance of family and the reality in terms of facing and understanding where she’s at physically and mentally and emotionally, it is like a 180.”

Wendy Williams’ care team is prepared to assist her in working through the upcoming months and years as she faces this diagnosis.

Amanda Blankenship

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