Wendy Williams tests positive for breakthrough Covid-19 case amid ongoing ‘health evaluations’

Wendy Williams has pushed the premiere of her show after testing positive for Covid-19 (Picture: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

TV host Wendy Williams has revealed she tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19.

The vaccinated 57-year-old shared the news with fans on Instagram through a message posted on The Wendy Williams Show’s Instagram account.

‘While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19,’ the statement began.

‘To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday, October 4th.’

The show will air repeats in the interim while Wendy receives treatment.

Fans and friends alike sent messages of support as Sharon Carpenter wrote: ‘Rest up Wendy and get well soon. We love you ❤️’

‘Sending so much love! Take all the time you need. 💜💜💜,’ another follower wrote.

Another added: ‘Get well soon diva!!!’

Just days before it had been revealed that the outspoken TV host would be out of commission from the show due to ill health.

A message was shared on the Wendy Show Instagram account which 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 talk show host suffers from lymphoedema and Graves’ disease (Picture: Fox)

Earlier this year, the US daytime talk show host shared an update on her condition with her Instagram followers.

In a photo, Wendy is seen sitting on a table with her swollen feet and ankles close to the camera to highlight the severity of her chronic condition, lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema is a long term chronic condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues.It can affect any part of the body but typically occurs in the arms and legs.

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The most common symptoms in addition to swelling are; a feeling of heaviness or tightness, restricted range of motion, aching or discomfort and recurring infections. 

In 2019, Wendy revealed she had been diagnosed with lymphoedema after addressing paparazzi photos of her swollen legs. 

Meanwhile, she took an extended break from her talk show in the same year after suffering complications with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition which affects the thyroid.

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