Wendy Williams will continue her hiatus from her eponymous talk show.
She won’t return to host “The Wendy Williams Show” subsequent Monday, her manufacturing firm, Debmar-Mercury, introduced through the show’s Instagram on Tuesday.
The show, nonetheless, will go on and can begin “airing originals” on Oct. 18, “with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly,” the announcement learn.
Williams, 57, was initially scheduled to begin her new season on Sept. 20, however pushed it again a number of instances resulting from “ongoing health issues” together with testing optimistic for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. She was later reportedly taken to the hospital and for a mental health evaluation.
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The manufacturing firm didn’t point out the alleged psychological health examine in its assertion, however revealed that Williams “continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis.”
“She is making progress, but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition,” the assertion continued. “It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties.”
Staff returned to the workplace this week after working from dwelling resulting from Williams’ ongoing absence, we’re instructed. Sources instructed Page Six that the show has additionally been reaching out to previous company “to see who’s around next week.”
“It wasn’t a specific day [mentioned],” one insider accustomed to the state of affairs stated. “They’re trying to gauge how many past guests they can load up to appear for a show.”
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Sources beforehand instructed us that Debmar-Mercrury may very well be grooming daytime newbie Nick Cannon, whose show it additionally produces, as a backup plan in case Williams’ show will get canceled. Industry insiders, nonetheless, identified that each reveals are syndicated, so it wouldn’t be so simple as simply having Cannon substitute Williams.
In Tuesday’s announcement, the manufacturing firm assured, “Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury family and has been so for 12 years. We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair.”
“We very much appreciate the respect for Wendy’s privacy, as well as all the good wishes from her fans, station partners and advertisers,” they concluded.
A rep for Williams didn’t instantly reply to Page Six’s request for remark.
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