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Michelle Williams ongoing battle with depression has forced her to quit her Broadway play on “doctor’s orders,” and reveals exclusively that the singer is “not in a good place.”

“Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her medical doctors to take a leave of absence from performing.,” a show rep said in a statement. “As a result, the singer/actress will not continue in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Once On This Island.”

Williams joined the cast November 30 in the role of the goddess Erzulie, and sources say she is “struggling mentally and people close to her are very worried.”

The news comes days after the Destiny’s Child singer revealed she and Pastor Chad Johnson have called off their engagement.

Williams and Johnson had been chronicling their upcoming wedding for a reality TV show. Insiders tell Radar that the network is pressuring her to reshoot the last episode before next week.

“She’s not cooperating. She is shut down. She was told she had to reshoot the last episode of her reality show with Chad to include that they were calling off their wedding,” the source said. “That’s very emotional for her, she doesn’t want to relive that.”

Williams reportedly checked into a mental health center to treat depression in July 2018. She later thanked fans and loved ones in an Instagram post, writing, “Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out!”

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5 thoughts on “Michelle Williams Quits Broadway Play Over Battle With Depression

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    I pray she has family or someone she loves and trust near her. This sister sounds like she is seriously struggling. I’m just guessing, but the spotlight might be too much for her. I wouldn’t want my family’s every move chronicled. She doesn’t know when to pull back and throttle down. Perhaps a family member can get through and take the pressure off of her. I would hate for the next article to be that she harmed herself. Come on Family.

  2. I’ve never seen the show that she and her former fiancé were on, (aside from brief clips) and I wasn’t aware that they’d called off their engagement, though I can’t say that I’m entirely surprised. I’ll be praying for this young lady, as well as for others on her situation. I know from experience that depression can be positively debilitating, and I really hope that she gets the help that she needs and deserves…

    • I have seen the show. I could tell that was not going to last. I think she did it because Beyonce and Kelly were married and she just wanted someone to say she was engaged. They did not match on so many levels. However, I hope she gets well.

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