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Michelle Williams Exits New Broadway Play Due to Doctor's Orders

Michelle Williams Exits New Broadway Play Due to Doctor's Orders

Michelle Williams is stepping away from her Broadway show.

The 38-year-old singer will be taking a leave of absence from her role as Erzulie in Once On This Island, the show announced.

“Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing,” the statement read. Michelle was just cast in the show two weeks ago.

News of her Broadway exit comes just a week after Michelle revealed that she and Chad Johnson had called off their engagement.

It’s currently unclear why doctors advised Michelle to step away from the show, but Michelle has been extremely candid in the past about her battle with anxiety and depression.

Michelle‘s understudy Cassondra James will take over her role in Once On This Island until December 26. After that, Lea Salonga will take over until the Broadway production officially closes on January 6, 2019.

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