Get Well Soon! Michelle Williams Forced to Quit Broadway Musical After Doctors Order Her to Stop Performing

Michelle Williams is taking a break from Broadway to focus on her health.

She’s stepping down from her role as the goddess Erzulie in the Broadway production of Once On This Island.

via People:

Williams only joined the cast two weeks ago but has been advised by her doctors to step away from the Tony Award-winning show beginning Wednesday, the show announced in a statement.

“Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing,” the statement read.

A representative for Williams had no additional comment.

Stepping in for the former Destiny’s Child singer will be her understudy Cassondra James, who will assume the role until Dec. 26. After that, Lea Salonga will take over until the Broadway production officially closes on Jan. 6.

The announcement comes just a week after the musician revealed she had ended her engagement to Chad Johnson.

While it is currently unclear what prompted doctors to advise Williams to step away from the show, the singer has been candid about her mental health struggles recently.

We wish her the best.

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