EXCLUSIVE: Wendy Williams appears sickly in a bathrobe and blue socks on the wet NYC sidewalk the day after announcing she's canceled promotional events for her show due to 'ongoing health issues'
Dressed in a robe and blue socks, a sickly Wendy Williams was seen Friday being led into her Manhattan apartment building.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show the TV host stepping out of a black SUV wearing a gold and cream robe and what look to be hospital socks as she walked on the wet New York City pavement.
Wendy, 57, wore a black mask as she was led by hand from the car to her home by her manager Bernie Young. Her son Kevin Hunter Jr, 21, was also seen entering her building behind a wheelchair and later caught an Uber to leave the home.
The sighting comes a day after her talk show revealed she's canceled all promotional events to deal with 'ongoing health issues.'
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.'
The last time Wendy appeared on her show was on July 16.
There was no mention of what exactly Wendy was grappling with, but this is not the first time the TV icon's health has kept her from appearing on camera.
Last year it was announced that she would be taking a break from her daytime talk show while she battled with health issues related to her Graves' disease diagnosis.
Graves' disease is an immune system disorder of the thyroid gland that causes anxiety, tremors, as well as puffy or bulging eyes.
Wendy first gave the public cause for concern in October 2017 when she collapsed on camera during a taping of her talk show.
She told her audience of her Graves' disease diagnosis in early 2018.
'My thyroid has been totally cattywampus. I feel like there are birds swimming around my head … Constantly high. But not high,' she said. 'My doctor has prescribed - are you ready? Three weeks of vacation. I was pissed. Encore performances, really?'
Wendy also revealed she was diagnosed with lymphedema in 2019.
'It's not going to kill me, but I do have a machine -and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all,' she said on her show. 'I've got it under control, and if [the swelling in] my feet and lower things never go all the way down, at least I have this machine.'
In 2018 Wendy spoke to PEOPLE about the immune system disorder.
'I feel a hundred percent better than I was a few months ago. I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,' she said at the time.
'It came from me neglecting my six-month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves' disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don't necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago,' Wendy said.
It's been a tumultuous few years for Wendy, who has dealt with addiction, a cheating husband and divorce.
Wendy was staying overnight at a private facility run by the Pure Recovery Network in Long Island City, New York after she plunged into an alcohol- and pill-fueled depression when she fractured her shoulder during a confrontation with her cheating husband Kevin Hunter.
She broke down in tears on her show, admitting she had been living at the sober home and was attending meetings around New York City.
Wendy's troubles began in December 2018 when the star hired a private investigator to spy on her husband who she suspected was still carrying on with his mistress Sharina Hudson.
In 2017, Hudson had been at the center of a DailyMail.com expose revealing her ten-year affair with Wendy's husband.
After being told the secret affair was still very much alive, the TV host confronted Hunter demanding to know why he was still seeing the massage therapist. It was then that she injured her shoulder.
And finally in 2020, Wendy finalized her divorce from Hunter and he was seen moving out of their New Jersey home.