Wendy Williams will proceed her hiatus from her eponymous discuss present.
She won’t return to host “The Wendy Williams Present” subsequent Monday, her manufacturing firm, Debmar-Mercury, introduced through the present’s Instagram on Tuesday.
The present, nevertheless, will go on and can begin “airing originals” on Oct. 18, “with an thrilling lineup of visitor hosts and panels to be introduced shortly,” the announcement learn.
Williams, 57, was initially scheduled to begin her new season on Sept. 20, however pushed it again a number of occasions because of “ongoing well being points” together with testing constructive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. She was later reportedly taken to the hospital and for a psychological well being analysis.
The manufacturing firm didn’t point out the alleged psychological well being verify in its assertion, however revealed that Williams “continues to be underneath medical supervision and meets along with her medical group every day.”
“She is making progress, however is experiencing critical issues as a direct results of Graves’ Illness and her thyroid situation,” the assertion continued. “It has been decided that extra time is required earlier than she is ready to return to her reside internet hosting duties.”
Workers returned to the workplace this week after working from dwelling because of Williams’ ongoing absence, we’re instructed. Sources instructed Web page Six that the present has additionally been reaching out to previous visitors “to see who’s round subsequent week.”
“It wasn’t a particular day [mentioned],” one insider conversant in the state of affairs stated. “They’re making an attempt to gauge what number of previous visitors they will load as much as seem for a present.”
Sources beforehand instructed us that Debmar-Mercrury may very well be grooming daytime beginner Nick Cannon, whose present it additionally produces, as a backup plan in case Williams’ present will get canceled. Business insiders, nevertheless, identified that each exhibits are syndicated, so it wouldn’t be so simple as simply having Cannon substitute Williams.
In Tuesday’s announcement, the manufacturing firm assured, “Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury household and has been so for 12 years. We would like her well being to be her prime precedence. As quickly as she’s prepared, she can be again in her treasured purple chair.”
“We very a lot admire the respect for Wendy’s privateness, in addition to all the great needs from her followers, station companions and advertisers,” they concluded.
A number of sources have instructed Web page Six that the delay of Williams’ present is beginning to grow to be an enormous drawback for station associates and advertisers.
A rep for Williams didn’t instantly reply to Web page Six’s request for remark.