Get better soon, Wendy Williams! On January 18, The Wendy Williams Show host, 54, revealed on Twitter that she would be taking a long hiatus from filming, due to some health issues. The talk show diva was originally supposed to return to her post on Jan. 21, and now fans are desperate to know when she’s coming back.
“As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend,” read a statement from her family. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital.”
The note continued, “Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being. Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) January 18, 2019
Debmar-Mercury, the company that produces her show, stands by the New Jersey native. “For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family. We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready,” they wrote.
So, what will be on TV in the meantime? The letter said, they “will air repeat episodes the week of January 21 and will produce original episodes with a variety of hosts starting the week of January 28.” For now, there is no exact timeline for her return to TV.
Wendy did not have a very good December. First, the Ask Wendy author missed the December 17 taping of her show after she fractured her shoulder, and then she slurred her words on December 20, that which resulted in a show hiatus.
“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell.”
In addition, Wendy took three weeks off in February 2018 to deal with the debilitating disease.
We are thinking of Wendy during this difficult time.