Todays Hot Topic: Wendy Williams Says Shes Making Progress Toward Returning to Her Show – Black Enterprise

Posted: November 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

On Monday, Wendy Williams addressed her legions of fans on Instagram, giving an update on her health condition after her extended absence from TheWendy Williams Show.

HOW YOU DOIN? I MISS YOU ALL! As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. Im making progress but its just one of those things thats taking longer than we expected. Im a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree Im ready. I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I cant be there.

The show was on hiatus after Williams had health issues related to Graves disease and coronavirus. After having the shows season debut was postponed three times, producer decided to premiere the show with guest hosts until Williams was well enough to return.

The popular daytime talk show host thanked the shows production company, Debmar-Mercury, and the television stations for being so understanding and supportive during her recovery. She also thanked her fans, writing that she has heard their prayers and comments while feeling their love.

According to The Wrap, ratings for the show have jumped 33% in household ratings the week ending Oct. 24 without Williams heading the show. The Season 13 premiere week garnered a 0.8 rating, up from the previous weeks 0.5.

Leah Remini guest-hosted for four days of the successful return to new shows. The Oct. 18 premiere episode was hosted Devyn Simone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Michael Yo.

Two months ago, the shows official Instagram account revealed Williams had tested positive for COVID-19. TMZ also reported that Williams voluntarily admitted herself into a New York City hospital for a psych evaluation. The hospitalization came after the talk show hosts COVID diagnosis was confirmed. Her brother, Tommy Williams, gave her fans an update on his sisters condition, letting them know shes pushing through.

According toThe Sun, an insider implied that the 57-year-old Williamshad also indulged in alcohol before beingadmitted to a hospital on Sept. 14.

Williams has been transparent about her struggles with drug abuse and ailments like Graves disease, dating back to 1999. In 2017, she infamously passed out during the shows Halloween episode. That incident was later attributed to dehydration.

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