It was recently announced that talk show host Wendy Williams will be back on air later than anticipated.
According to a recent post on The Wendy Williams Show’s Instagram account, the show’s upcoming season debut will be postponed for a third time due to “some ongoing medical issues” suffered by the show’s host.
“Wendy will not be returning with new shows on Oct. 4. She has been and continues to be under a doctor’s care and is still not ready to return to work. We plan to return with new shows on Oct. 18. Her breakthrough COVID case is no longer an issue, and she has tested negative, but she is still dealing with some ongoing medical issues.”
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Over two weeks ago, it was revealed on the show’s official Instagram account that Williams had tested positive for COVID-19.
TMZ also revealed that Williams voluntarily admitted herself into an NYC hospital for a psych evaluation. The hospitalization came after the talk show host’s COVID diagnosis was confirmed. Her brother, Tommy Williams, gave her fans an update on his sister’s condition letting her supporters know she’s pushing through.
According to The Sun, an insider implied that the 57-year-old Wendy Williams Show host had also indulged in alcohol before being admitted to a hospital on Sept. 14.
Williams was gearing up to host a new season of her popular daytime talk show before falling ill. She has been transparent about her struggles with drug abuse and ailments like Graves disease, dating back to 1999.
In 2017, Williams infamously passed out during the show’s Halloween episode. That incident was later attributed to dehydration.
Around the time she was going through a highly publicized divorce from her husband of 20 years, Williams admitted herself into a sober house and admitted it on her show.