Daytime talk show queen Wendy Williams could be back on our screens very soon.
“Wendy is on the mend, and doing well. There was a meeting this week, and [execs] assured staff the show will return on Oct. 4., and Wendy is ready to get back to work,” a source told Page Six.
Williams was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation a day after her crew announced that her daytime talk show would be delayed because she tested positive for COVID-19.
British tabloid, The Sun reported that the NYPD received a call on Tuesday and were asked to send an ambulance to transport a woman, aged 57, to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
“It has been a very difficult time for Wendy. She’s a single woman with very few friends. She lost her marriage, her mom, and is living alone,” a source told Page Six. “There is a lot on her plate.”
Earlier that week, Williams postponed her promotional duties because of “ongoing health issues.”
“While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” the show’s statement reads. “To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production fully abides by SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th. In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled.”
There had been reports this week that Williams may not be returning to her show for weeks and that it would face further delays. This does not appear to be the case. Other more salacious reports of William’s delay have been ignored by the media as they have not been backed up with receipts.
Covid-19 has a list of unpalatable side effects and, for an unfortunate few, has been linked with psychiatric imbalances.
Needless to say, everybody will be tuning in for the season premiere of her show to make sure the media maven is firing on all cylinders.