Popular Talk Show Host Suddenly Hospitalized
Former talk show host Montel Williams was rushed to the hospital, according to reports.
A spokesperson for Williams, 61, was hospitalized out of an abundance of caution after working out, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The representative said on Thursday that Williams “overdid it” during the workout, without elaborating.
The spokesperson, Jonathan Franks, said that he’s doing well and will be discharged soon, according to a Twitter post.
He added in the statement that “anyone who knows Montel Williams knows that he is an exercise enthusiast.”
Williams said that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999.
In 2016, Williams told CBS News about his battle with the disease.
“I was misdiagnosed for 20 years,” he said. “They said it was exacerbation or gout. I had residual symptoms and pain in my feet, general nausea, limited issues with my gait.”
“I had 15 symptoms I was living with every single day and trying to cope with it and searching for everything that could lessen my symptoms, and now I’ve been able to bring them down, but I continue to work at it every day. I’m on all different kinds of regiments that impact my illness, and every time I learn something I try to share it with the public,” he added.
MS, as it is called, is “an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system” that “can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted,” according to the U.S. National Institute of Health.
The website says: “Most people experience their first symptoms of MS between the ages of 20 and 40; the initial symptom of MS is often blurred or double vision, red-green color distortion, or even blindness in one eye.”