Just when we thought that Wendy Williams has had enough rest during her three-week-long hiatus, we learned that in fact, the TV host is going to stay at home for a couple of weeks more. As fans know already, the star is battling Graves’ disease, and she is now ‘getting some much-needed rest.’
Wendy was expected to return to the small screen tomorrow, March 7, but it looks like she will actually have her comeback on March 19.
Initially, Williams refused to have someone guest host while she was away but that was when her hiatus was only three weeks.
Now that her time away has been extended, the network got Jerry O’Connell to fill in for her.
Wendy even took to social media to thank the man for guest hosting for the following two weeks or so.
‘Hey, @MrJerryOC thanks for being my guest host while I am out getting some much-needed rest. See you all Monday, March 19th! XOX, Wendy,’ she tweeted.
Williams announced that she’d take a break in order to deal with her Graves disease and other health problems on February 21.
Because she allegedly disagreed with the idea of having someone else host her show in the meantime, the network decided to just air reruns.
Prior to that, she opened about her diagnosis, saying: ‘I’m a woman afflicted with a disease. I have explained this to you before, but apparently, even after nine years being on TV, we get new watchers every day. So shout out to our viewers. I got thyroid disease.’
‘I drink the iodine and take one pill a day. But along with the thyroid disease, I also have Graves’ disease. It is an autoimmune disease that leads to an overactive thyroid. So they are kind of one in the same. So when you see my eyeballs pop out, know this. You’re making fun of a sick woman.’