EBONY Rundown: Wendy Williams’ Brother Addresses Dementia Reports

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Wendy Williams Brother Addresses Dementia Reports

Tommy Williams Jr., the brother of Wendy Williams, is hitting back at reports that say the media maven is dealing with symptoms of early-onset dementia. “We haven’t had any alerts like that and I haven’t seen anything like that or have had conversations with her that would lead me to believe that,” the TV host’s brother said in a statement to The Sun. “We routinely go up and check on Wendy even though we’re all down here in Florida.” Williams went on to say reiterate that his sister’s absence from her television show is strictly due to physical ailments. “I try to make it up there and my dad speaks with Wendy frequently. So no, we don’t have any concerns concerning her mental state. It’s all physical.”

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