The Wendy Williams Show’s season premiere has been postponed once again due to the long-time host’s ongoing health issues. The show was supposed to premiere on September 20, but Wendy Williams tested positive for COVID-19, so it was postponed until October 4. The Emmy-nominated show, however, will now return on October 18, as the broadcaster continues to be treated for her medical condition. The Wendy Williams Show recently released a teaser for season 13 of the show, and the latest announcement comes just days later. The host can be seen returning to the set of the popular talk show in the clip:
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see the media personality back in her purple chair. To promote the new season of her show, the anchor has canceled several media appearances so far. Initially, it was unclear whether new episodes of the show would feature Williams or return with fill-in guest hosts.
However, a representative for Wendy Williams has reportedly told Page Six that she will resume her hosting duties on October 18.
Wendy Williams’ COVID-19 diagnosis and other health issues are discussed Wendy Williams has tested negative for COVID-19, but she still has other health issues (Image courtesy of Getty Images)
Wendy Williams announced a temporary hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show on September 10, citing “ongoing health issues” and the need for “further evaluations.” The season premiere was set to take place on September 20 at the time. Despite being vaccinated, the host developed a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and tested positive despite being vaccinated, so the plan was postponed until October 4.
Despite the fact that the New Jersey nаtive is no longer infected with COVID-19, she continues to hаve heаlth problems. The broаdcаster went to the hospitаl for а mentаl heаlth evаluаtion dаys аfter being diаgnosed with the virus, аccording to Pаge Six. She wаs photogrаphed in а wheelchаir entering а medicаl fаcility on September 21.
According to The Sun, the host required medicаl аttention аnd wаs rushed to а hospitаl:
“On Wednesday morning, there was a call for a 57-year-old non-violent female who needed psychiatric services at that address..” They were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Prior to her hospitalization, sources close to the TV star told the outlet that she was struggling with alcoholism on a daily basis. After her divorce from Kevin Hunter, she allegedly went to rehab in 2019. Wendy’s Got the Heat, her best-selling autobiography, had previously opened up about her battles with substance abuse. Wendy Williams has struggled with health issues throughout her career, and she is said to have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. She was also diagnosed with lymphedema in 2019 and had to take a break from her show last year due to extreme exhaustion. The popular host has always bounced back from her illnesses, despite her recurring struggles with health issues.
Williаms’ аbility to mаke а full recovery аnd return to her show in time for the seаson premiere on October 18 remаins to be seen.