Wendy Williams Is Reportedly 'Scared' She Will Lose Her Show Amid Health And Marriage Drama

Wendy Williams Is Reportedly 'Scared' She Will Lose Her Show Amid Health And Marriage Drama
Credit: Source: BET

Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams has not been on the air since December due to mysterious health issues, and a new report claims that she is “super scared” about losing her show. According to Page Six , Williams has been watching the guest hosts fill in for her, and their success is unsettling.

“She’s super scared and anxious,” says an insider. “Watching [fill-in host] Nick Cannon being a huge hit with her audience is tough for her. They’re already starting to mess with the format. It’s like watching them screw around with her baby.”

At first, Williams was only scheduled to take a break through the holidays. But, during the last few weeks, she has pushed back her return date multiple times.

Cannon filled in for Williams last week and scored some good reviews, then American Pie actor Jason Biggs followed. More guest hosts are scheduled to appear this week, and there is no word about when Williams will return.

The exact reason for Williams’ absence isn’t clear. Last month, Williams’ family announced that the beloved TV host was in the hospital due to complications from Graves’ disease. And before that, she fractured her shoulder and was wearing a sling during her last show appearance in December.

Her sabbatical could be about more than her health. Rumors have been swirling for a while that Williams is having marital problems with her husband, Kevin Hunter, who is also the show’s executive producer.

Cannon told Williams’ audience that he had spoken to Williams about that, and the 54-year-old told him that “she wanted to speak as a family unit and her, Kevin and [their son] Little Kevin said they are all good.”

However, a source told Radar Online that when Hunter sat down the “Wendy” staff last month, he ranted about leaks to the press instead of giving them an update on Williams’ health. Apparently, Hunter thinks that it is the staff’s fault that rumors of his infidelity have hit the tabloids.

He even went so far as to read “specific articles and headlines,” and the insider says that Hunter was “overly paranoid” about details of their private life making it to the press.

The strangest part of the meeting, says the source, was that Hunter didn’t give any update about how Wendy Williams’ was feeling or when she would be back. And, that is the information that the staff needs to do their jobs.

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  • Pat
    Pat Feb 12, 2019 4:13 PM PST

    So I'm a fan but that is slowing leaving as i feel Windy has not been honest. I'm already feeling she has lost. Unless she is truly being abused I'm done

    ELIZABETH GRAHAM Feb 18, 2019 9:07 AM PST

    Wendy, I was channel surfing one mid-day three years ago when this beautiful, animated lady caught my eye. She was funny, smart, warm-hearted and authentic and I've been hooked on the Wendy Show ever since. Please come back soon, no one can replace you. I will keep you in my prayers and send best wishes for your improved health your way every day!!

  • Jamesetta
    Jamesetta Feb 12, 2019 6:40 PM PST

    What goes around eventually comes back around.

  • Constance Davis
    Constance Davis Feb 12, 2019 12:26 PM PST

    Wendy you say you shot straight from the hip well now is the time. You know the saying don't dish it out if you can't take it the furture of your show depends on your honesty. Don't get me wrong i 💘 you and your show just want the best for you so keep it 100.

  • Cheryl McBee
    Cheryl McBee Feb 12, 2019 11:20 PM PST

    Good Bye, Wendy!

  • Iris Cuevas
    Iris Cuevas Feb 12, 2019 1:26 PM PST

    In "my mind" no One is irreplaceable in this business.

  • Iris Cuevas
    Iris Cuevas Feb 12, 2019 2:18 PM PST

    Correction: people are replaceable. There is someone out there that can replace us in a minute.☺

  • Cita
    Cita Feb 14, 2019 7:52 AM PST

    Wendy, I love you, and love your show, but the only successful path for your show's future is for you to come clean. Believe me, your ratings will shoot sky high .... If only you tell your audience the REAL deal. You say you "shot from the hip, pa-pow" Do it now Wendy. I'm from an abusive marriage, and I got more respect, and support, after I started telling the truth, and stop protecting that sick person I ran away from... Do it girl, you deserve soooo much more.

  • Frankie
    Frankie Feb 14, 2019 1:53 AM PST

    I think Sherri was better and should get her own show and replace Wendy during her timeslot! Wendy I use to like but she isn't as real as she claims. If she was real, she would be honest with us and ditch her loser husband.

  • Sara Smith
    Sara Smith Feb 13, 2019 2:05 PM PST

    We miss you Wendy! You need to do two things quickly: 1) Fire your husband. 2) Reclaim you show as soon as you recover, and please PLEASE, get well soon! Many of us are praying for you. Our God is mighty and good, so wrap yourself in his protection and love and cast that demon out of your sanctuary/show and send him to HELL where he belongs. There isn't one attorney in America who wouldn't absolutely die to have your case.

      GEORGE CUNIO Feb 14, 2019 7:23 AM PST

      Karma is a b----, can't be horrible to others and expect karma not to get you, brought it on yourself as well as your husband.

  • Karen
    Karen Feb 13, 2019 3:06 AM PST

    Bring back Wendy don't like Nick Cannon hosting.

  • Carmen
    Carmen Feb 12, 2019 2:40 PM PST

    Sherri Shepherd hosted the show way better than Wendy!!! IMO cash out Williams and give the job to Sherri!

  • B
    B Feb 12, 2019 1:30 PM PST

    Love your show...but with that being said you need to address your demons.( you have no one fooled ) we all already know that your husband is most if not all of your issues...that and other things. Wendy you need to be real not only with yourself but with your fans.you will be surprised if you are honest with us how much more you will be respected.

  • Deanne Jenkins
    Deanne Jenkins Feb 12, 2019 12:31 PM PST

    It's obvious the problems Wendy is facing and having stems from her no good husband who needs his a kicked royally and in public.

  • Lisa
    Lisa Feb 12, 2019 3:58 PM PST

    Nick could replace and Sherri Shepherd as the stand in for Nick when he has other obligations. That's an AWESOME duo!

    • Yvette Simmon
      Yvette Simmon Feb 13, 2019 12:21 PM PST

      Both did a fantastic job and Nick should be the primary host of the show. With Sherri Shepherd being the backup Hostess of the show.and I love Wendy and I hope that she's getting the help that she needs she needs to get rid of that husband of hers, not just for her well-being but also for her son's well-being I know this is taking a toll on him to. and she has a brother so why hasn't her brother going over there and beat that MF.

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