Wendy Williams Checks Into Rehab Facility And ‘Doing Her Best To Be Her Best’
Former radio host Wendy Williams is getting the help she needs after checking into a wellness facility for her alcohol abuse, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Williams’ manager, Will Selby, says she’s “doing her best to be her best” just days after her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., accused her team of ignoring her health issues in order to complete certain projects. Hunter Jr. feels his mother’s illness could be “fatal.” “And it’s gotten to a point where yes, it could have that effect that it might be fatal because it affects her way worse than a normal person, since it stays in her system,” he said.
Selby says Williams is taking it “day by day” and is disheartened that people aren’t asking about her well-being.
“I feel like everyone just puts out negative information about her, and that’s the focus,” Selby opined.
“Why don’t we just stop for a moment and just say, ‘Hey, how is she? Is she doing OK today?'”
Williams has had bouts with her health for a few years, fighting both Graves’ disease and lymphedema. Selby is asking fans to uplift her and show some compassion. “Just understand that she’s a human being that’s going through a lot. She’s dealing with a lot, and support her, please,” Selby says.
“She’s only thinking about Wendy 2.0 and her new chapter of her life, and the things that she wants to accomplish, and that’s our focus.”
Hunter Jr. says his celebrity mother had been doing well while living with him in Florida from late 2021 until spring 2022, according to The Sun. He would take her to restaurants that didn’t serve alcohol and had her eating better. When she is with her team, however, he fears she’s being taken advantage of. “I know the rate that she uses alcohol isn’t like a normal person, and we’ve spoken about it,” he said.
“There are a lot of people who are very aware that there is an issue with her drinking, and how that issue may be helped, but I think these people are taking advantage of it while allowing it to play out to make it look like they aren’t causing the issue.”