Wendy Williams Blames Use of Painkillers for Slurred Words on Telecast - NBC10 Boston

Wendy Williams Blames Use of Painkillers for Slurred Words on Telecast

Earlier this year Williams took three weeks off for medical reasons as she dealt with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism

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    Talk show host Wendy Williams took to social media Thursday to explain and apologize for an incident on her show earlier in the day where she slurred her words and look noticeably confused while introducing musical guests, the Lox.

    "As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell," Williams wrote. "I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price."

     
     
     
     
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    To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today's show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!

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    Earlier this year Williams took three weeks off for medical reasons as she dealt with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. In October 2017 the talk show host took a scary tumble after fainting on live TV during a Halloween broadcast. 

    At the time Williams blamed the episode on being dehydrated and overt heated in her costume

    "I promise you a better Wendy in 2019," Williams said. "I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks.