Montel Williams Admitted to Hospital ‘Out of an Abundance of Caution’


Talk show host Montel Williams was hospitalized Wednesday following an incident while working out at the gym, according to his spokesperson.

Jonathan Franks released a statement via Twitter Thursday evening, calling the emergency a case of overexertion.

“Anyone who knows Montel knows that he is an exercise enthusiast,” Franks said. “Yesterday, he overdid it, and has been admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. He is doing well and anticipates being discharged soon.”

However, Williams will eventually discuss the incident himself, Franks noted.

“In the coming days, as he always has, Montel will tell his story himself,” Franks said. “Until then, we respectfully ask that his family’s privacy be respected.”

In closing, Franks thanked first responders for their efforts.

Williams is known to be living with multiple sclerosis, a representative telling TMZ “we don’t take any chances” regarding his condition. He was diagnosed in 1999.

The TV personality has also been an advocate for the use of medical marijuana for managing the symptoms of MS, and has even started his own line of products.

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