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Talk show legend Wendy Williams diagnosed with Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Talk show legend Wendy Williams diagnosed with Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia
Wendy Williams thanks fans for their support following her diagnosis of Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Wendy Williams has thanked fans for their support following her diagnosis of Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia.

The 59-year-old - host of her eponymous talkshow from 2008 to 2021 - has battled numerous health issues in recent years and in 2022 was placed under a financial guardianship after her bank raised concerns.

News of her diagnosis came last week ahead of the release of the documentary Where Is Wendy Williams?, in which cameras followed her for a year and revealed that she has also been suffering from alcohol abuse.

In a statement, Williams said: "I want to say I have immense gratitude for the love and kind words I have received after sharing my diagnosis of Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Let me say, wow! Your response has been overwhelming.

"The messages shared with me have touched me, reminding me of the power of unity and the need for compassion. I hope that others with FTD may benefit from my story. I want to also thank the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration for their kind words of support and their extraordinary efforts to raise awareness of FTD.

"I continue to need personal space and peace to thrive. Please just know that your positivity and encouragement are deeply appreciated."

Watch the trailer for Where Is Wendy Williams? below:

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