Wendy Williams39 son shares her dementia diagnosis was due to

Wendy Williams' son shares her dementia diagnosis was due to alcohol

Wendy WilliamsThe family discusses their dementia diagnosis.

The son of the former talk show host Kevin Hunter Jr. shared that doctors believe her cognitive disorder is related to her battle with alcohol addiction. As he explained on the Feb. 25 episode of the Lifetime documentary “Where is Wendy Williams?”, the 59-year-old's medical team “basically told her that her headspace and her brain were being affected because she was drinking so much.”

Kevin added: “I think they said it was alcohol-induced dementia.”

The revelation came days after Wendy's team publicly announced that she had been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, neurological disorders that affect a person's ability to process language, as well as their behavior and cognitive function.

In a statement on February 22nd, they shared the terms – which actor Bruce Willis is also struggling – has “already created significant hurdles in Wendy’s life.”

“The decision to share this news was difficult and was made after careful consideration, not only to promote understanding and compassion for Wendy,” her team continued, “but also to raise awareness of aphasia and frontotemporal dementia to support the thousands of others facing similar circumstances.”