Wendy Williams Diagnosed w/ Dementia & Aphasia + Monica Addresses BBL Allegations | WBLS Rewind

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AIDS Activist Hydeia Broadbent Passes Away

Hydeia Broadbent, a dedicated advocate against HIV/AIDS stigma, passed away at 39. She was known for representing affected children, having contracted HIV from her mother at 3. Despite grim predictions, she lived well beyond expectations.

Monica Addresses Rumors of Cosmetic Procedures

Monica addressed rumors of cosmetic procedures amidst preparations for the “Pink Friday 2” tour with Nicki Minaj. Speculation arose after her performance at a music festival, with online chatter suggesting a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Monica refuted these claims, emphasizing her focus on health and joking about her stylist’s skills.

Tiffany Haddish’s Controversial Travel Plans

Tiffany Haddish faced criticism for planning a trip to Israel despite ongoing conflicts. She announced her intentions on Instagram, sparking controversy. Despite the backlash, Haddish defended her decision, wanting to understand the situation firsthand.

Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Dementia and Aphasia

Wendy Williams received a diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia after a period of health challenges that led her to take a leave from her talk show in 2021. Following extensive medical testing in 2023, she was diagnosed with these conditions, which impact language, communication, behavior, and function. Although it was a challenging decision, Williams’ team chose to make her diagnosis public to advocate for understanding and compassion for her, as well as to raise awareness about these conditions and support others facing similar challenges.