“The Wendy Williams Show” will not be airing next week as previously promised.
A new air date is yet to be announced.
“Wendy will not be returning with new shows on Oct.4,” a statement posted on her official Instagram account reads. “She has been and continues to be under a doctor’s care and is still not ready to return to work. We plan to return with new shows on Oct. 18.”
As fans of the daytime talk show queen eagerly anticipate her return, insiders reportedly told The Sun that this could very well be her last season.
“The show is set to air through the 2021-22 season. There is no decision beyond that, but she could very well walk away. She’s over it,” the source told the tabloid.
“It was two years ago- in 2019- when they announced that Wendy was renewed for this season, and here we are about to be at the start of it and yet there is no announcement on the show’s future beyond this season,” the source continued. “Normally they would have made an announcement long ago saying ‘Hey guys, we’re going to the year 2025.'”
The season 13 premiere of the show has been several times because of the star’s ongoing health troubles. She reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. Shortly after, she was admitted to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
It has been a hard couple of years. Aside from her health issues, Wendy recently divorced from her husband and manager, Kevin Hunter, after more than two decades of marriage.
“We were married for almost 22 years. We were together for 25 years,” she said during an interview with Jess Cagle. “I don’t regret the day of meeting him. I don’t regret putting up with him for all 25 years.”
“And that has nothing to do with him having this baby, or him having this side girl for almost 15 years of our marriage,” she continued. “I’ve known about her almost since the beginning. I’ve known that Kevin is a serial cheat.”