“The Wendy Williams Show” will premiere this month, but unfortunately, this season will get off to a start without the titular host.
Her team announced the news in a statement, revealing that the show will move forward with “guest hosts and panels” filling in for her.
“Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ disease and her thyroid condition. It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties,” read the statement.
Fans of the show can look forward to new episodes premiering on Monday.
“The Wendy Williams Show will start airing originals on Monday, October 18, with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly,” the statement adds.
In 2018, Williams revealed that she suffers from Graves’ disease. This summer, she also revealed that she had battled with Covid-19.
Her brother, Thomas Williams, Jr., updated The Shaderoom about his sister’s condition.
“I did speak with Wendy, she’s stabilized, she’s doing all right. You know, I can’t give all the blow by blows. I told her I’ll never proceed her voice through the show,” he said. “But I do thank you all for all the kind words, I really do believe and have the faith that Wendy’s going to make it.”
Her brother added, “It’s not an easy fight. It’s not one that individuals always win. Sadly, come November we are on the anniversary of my mother’s passing. It’s not easy. This isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. But she’s doing well, she’s stable, I have spoken with her. We are hanging in there.”
The team is sending love and positivity to Wendy Williams at this difficult time. We wish her a speedy recovery.