WENDY Williams bought a massive $4.5M NYC penthouse as she suffers “serious complications” regarding her health.
The talk show announced on Tuesday that Wendy will not be returning for the upcoming season as she is “not ready” to be on camera.
USWeekly reported that the TV personality purchased the multi-million dollar high-rise a couple of months ago.
The Sun confirmed the sale of the property, which is located in the financial district overlooking the skyline.
The 2,400 square foot apartment includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, high ceilings, granite countertops, and spacious balcony views.
The luxury condo also has access to a gym, indoor pool, game room, spa, movie theater, sauna, and steam room.
It appears this is the apartment that the TV star had been renting since filing for divorce from estranged ex-husband Kevin Hunter in 2019.
The purchase comes as the star is undergoing serious “medical issues” causing her to press pause on her daytime talk show.
The Wendy Williams Show was postponed from its original return date of September 20th after the host was rushed to the hospital on the 15th due to a “health scare.”
Police received a 911 call from her building at 8 am about a “57-year-old female in need of psychiatric services.”
An ambulance arrived on the scene and transported a woman matching the host’s description to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The Sun was the first to report that the TV star had been “struggling with addiction” leading up to her hospitalization.
“Wendy was drinking every day, even while filming the show,” an insider revealed to The Sun.
The informant added that staffers have said they would smell the liquor on her.
Amidst her hospitalization, she also tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid.
Last week the show broke the news that Wendy would not be returning to the program on October 4th, but they claimed she would be well enough to begin on the 18th.
They added that her breakthrough Covid case was “no longer an issue and she has tested negative.”
Producers explained that her “ongoing medical issues” were related to pre-existing conditions that were keeping her from leaving doctor care.
While fans were hoping for her speedy return to the broadcast, the talk show declared that the date of her return has been pushed back yet again.
On Instagram, they revealed that a series of “guest hosts” will take over her role for the foreseeable future.
“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,” show producers disclosed.
“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,” they claimed.
The post continued: “Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury family and has been so for 12 years. We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair.
“We very much appreciate the respect for Wendy’s privacy, as well as all the good wishes from her fans, station partners and advertisers.”
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