Wendy Williams In Facility to Treat Cognitive Issues According to Family Sources

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Wendy Williams is getting the help she needs, as per the latest report from her family.

According to PEOPLE, the former talk show host’s loved ones are opening up for the first time about her recent health struggles ahead of the new documentary from Lifetime Where is Wendy Williams. 

Taking place between 2022 and 2023, the new documentary will be set to release on February 24, which covers a particularly difficult time for Williams, 59, whose iconic show ended back in 2022 on reports that the star was dealing with on-set erratic behavior and news she was struggling with health issues.

In the new documentary, Williams is shown to be in the stages of recovering with alcohol addiction and struggling with her mental health, memory, and ability to effectively communicate.

Wendy Williams and Alex Finnie.
Wendy Williams and Alex Finnie.

Now, her sister Wanda Finnie and niece Alex Finnie told PEOPLE that Williams is in a better place physically and mentally.

“I spoke with her yesterday and I speak with her very regularly when she reaches out to me. She is, from what I understand, in a wellness, healing type of environment,” says Wanda of the unknown facility Williams is in to address cognitive issues.

Due to a lack of communication with Williams’ guardian, “We cannot reach out to her, but she can reach out to us. And she is in a healing place emotionally. She’s not the person that you see in this film.”


TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on December 10, 2019 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on December 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for New York Women in Film and; Television)

In regards to the shocking new film, “I’m proud of my aunt for taking control of her narrative because my aunt has always been such a public person and has been an open book, and we’ve all seen the images over the last few months and really few years of what has been like a spiral for my aunt,” says Alex of Williams, who’s an executive producer on the project. “So for her to actually put her voice in here and take ownership of what’s happened, where she’s at present day… I think it’s powerful.”

While the family isn’t aware of what treatments are actually taking place at the facility, they say whatever’s happening, Williams seems much better than before.

“I don’t know what is working, but I do know that when she did reach out to me, it was a person who is remarkably different than what we see in that documentary,” says Wanda.

“She sounds really great,” adds Alex. “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.”

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