She’s in good hands now. Fans were shocked to learn that beloved TV host Wendy Williams had not only been battling with addiction again but that she had also been living in a sober living home. Now, an insider exclusively revealed more details about the 54-year-old’s relapse and her struggle with substance abuse to In Touch.
“Wendy won’t give any specific details about what she actually relapsed on,” the insider told In Touch. “It wasn’t cocaine, but it was bad enough to land her in a sober house to get round the clock treatment.”
The media personality has been very open about her past cocaine addiction, and she got extremely candid with her fans during a very emotional segment on the Tuesday, March 19, episode of The Wendy Williams Show. “Well, for some time now and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” she revealed. “When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my pilates. I told you, two hours a day — I like to take care of my body. And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past, and I never went to a place to get the treatment.”
She went on to explain that she also has been working with a sober coach and she attends meetings throughout the day. After her meetings, her sober coach drives her back to her sober living home in the NYC area.
“It’s been reported, and some of her friends and talk show staffers say Wendy was abusing alcohol and prescription pills and that it got way out of control,” the insider added. “That’s why she checked into a sober home and has a sober coach with her 24/7. It’s serious, but she’s finally getting the help she needs.” A rep for Williams did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s request for comment.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).