Wendy Williams has grown up a lot over the years. During a new interview, Wendy sat down to talk about her struggle with cocaine addiction while she worked in the broadcasting industry. The 54-year-old said to reporters from Entertainment Tonight that she was a “functioning addict.”
According to the talk-show host, she was great at her job, so her bosses wouldn’t fire her. Her ratings were always sky high. However, Wendy admitted that it wasn’t easy to make it work, she owned multiple alarm clocks just so she could get up every morning for work.
Williams added, “It was a miracle I was able to stop.” Thankfully, she has grown a lot as a person ever since then, and what she learned from her time as a drug user strengthens her resolve today.
In fact, she recently collaborated with the creators of The Hunter Foundation to launch a campaign called, “Be Here.” The host is helping the enterprise battle addiction in various low-income communities.
As you may know, Wendy has spoken candidly about her problems before. Especially, after the passing of Whitney Houston, who died in November 2012.
Williams said that she was “grateful for her life.” The Wendy Williams Show host conceded that, had she not quit, it could’ve been her. As bad as that sounds, it’s the truth.
Wendy remarked that she and Whitney were the same age, and they both came from New Jersey from a good family. They struggled to have children, and both worked really hard to get to the top of their respective industries.
While they never met, they managed to have a lot in common, so there is an obvious connection there. “I thought at some point we would meet in a room and just hug, but we lost her,” the host explained.