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Michelle Williams leaves Broadway show on doctor's orders

Michelle Williams arrives at The Christopher & Dana

Michelle Williams arrives at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Magical Evening" Gala on Nov. 15, 2018 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation / Dia Dipasupil

Singer-actress Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has left the Broadway musical "Once on This Island" due to unspecified medical issues.

"Effective immediately, Michelle T. Williams has been advised by her medical doctors to take a leave of absence from performing," the producers of this year's Tony Award-winner for musical revival said in a statement Wednesday. 

They gave no specifics, and Williams' representatives did not respond to Newsday requests for comment.

Williams, 38, who joined the show on Nov. 30, was the third actress in the role of Erzulie, Goddess of Love. She followed Lea Salonga, who originated the part in this revival production that began November 2017, and Darlesia Cearcy, who took over from June 25 to Nov. 29.

Salonga, the 1991 Tony Award-winning Best Actress in a Musical for "Miss Saigon," will return from Dec. 27 through the show's final performance on Jan. 6. Williams' understudy, Cassondra James, has taken over the role in the interim.

Williams had revealed last week that she and sports chaplain/life coach Chad Johnson, 40, had ended their engagement.

Williams has not commented directly, but on Wednesday wrote on Twitter, "As 2018 is coming to an end, many of us are doing self-reflections. I’ve made a vow to myself that I will not allow fear to the get the best of me any longer! I will stand at my tallest and be the best version of myself. We all have the abilities to meet and live our dreams if we get out of our own way and go after it!"

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