Wendy Williams has been on hiatus from her talk show since late December so she can focus on her health, and this week she was spotted out for the first time since announcing she needed to take a “necessary, extended break.” Williams was photographed at a CVS in southern Florida while grabbing some toiletries and snacks, but insiders say she should be back on her show in about three weeks.
In the meantime, Nick Cannon has stepped in to guest host The Wendy Williams Show, and others – like Heather McDonald, Bevy Smith, and Michael Yo – have also filled in. But, the crew is already preparing for Williams’ return.
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“Staff are planning a big ‘Welcome Back’ show where Wendy will address her health problems, but she isn’t going to be saying anything else,” says a source. “She will be working with PR people and producers, and will stick to the press release script.”
The insider added that the script will be carefully written, and Williams will read from a teleprompter to stay on message.
Before she took a break, Williams shocked viewers during a segment by slurring her speech and making weird faces. She blamed the incident on her pain meds. But since then, Williams has continued to push off her return date because she is still recovering from a shoulder fracture and other ailments.
The network has still not announced the 54-year-old’s official return date because she has already changed it three times. And, according to Radar Online, they still aren’t certain she won’t push it back again. Insiders say that Williams’ mysterious health problems have left her looking “frail.”
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While she is trying to recover, Williams has also had to deal with the rumors surrounding her husband, Hunter. The story is that Hunter has had a mistress named Sharina Hudson for ten years, and now the speculation is that she is pregnant with Hunter’s baby.
The couple has denied the reports, and they are doing everything they can to focus on Wendy William’s health and improve her well-being. Another insider claims that there has even been talk of moving from New Jersey to Manhattan to reduce her daily commute and to better focus on her career.