‘The Wendy Williams Present’ addresses Williams’ absence throughout season premiere

'The Wendy Williams Show' addresses Williams' absence during season premiere

2021-10-18 23:11:28

“The Wendy Williams Present” aired its Season 13 premiere Monday morning with out its eponymous host. 

The daytime speak present kicked off with a four-person panel that consisted of Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Michael Yo and Devyn Simone, and proper off the bat, all of them addressed the viewers with Williams’ signature catchphrase, “The way you doin’?” 

Yo then addressed Williams’ absence. 

Tv persona Wendy Williams speaks onstage throughout her celebration of 10 years of “The Wendy Williams Present” at The Buckhead Theatre in August 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Just lately, the season 13 premiere of her present kicked off with out her.
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“Wendy, I do know you’re watching proper now, and on behalf of myself, our panel, your co-hosts, we love you and might’t wait to have you ever again in that purple chair,” Yo mentioned. 

Not one of the panel members mentioned Williams’ well being or her points maintaining her off TV. 

Final week, the present introduced that Leah Remini would additionally visitor host for a four-day run in Williams’ absence. 

“Wendy’s footwear are laborious to fill, so we would have liked to seek out the precise match,” govt producer David Perler mentioned in an announcement obtained by Web page Six. “Leah will convey quite a lot of enjoyable and power to our viewers with just a few surprises alongside the way in which.” 

TV personality Wendy Williams speaks onstage during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in September 2017 in New York City. 

TV persona Wendy Williams speaks onstage in the course of the 2017 World Citizen Pageant in Central Park in September 2017 in New York Metropolis. 
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Williams, 57, was initially scheduled to start out her new season on Sept. 20, however pushed it again a number of instances 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 for a psychological well being analysis

Debmar-Mercury, the manufacturing firm behind the present, didn’t point out the alleged psychological well being test in its assertion, however revealed that Williams “continues to be underneath medical supervision and meets together with her medical group every day.” 


Wendy Williams speaks onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park in September 2017 in New York City.

Wendy Williams speaks onstage throughout World Citizen Pageant 2017 at Central Park in September 2017 in New York Metropolis.
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“She is making progress, however is experiencing severe problems 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 dwell internet hosting duties.” 

It’s unclear when Williams will return to the present. 

This text first appeared within the New York Submit 

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