Wendy Williams was seen publicly for the first time since taking time off from her daytime talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. In Williams’ absence, guest hosts have replaced including Bevy Smith and the former co-host of View, Sherri Shepard. Although Williams doesn’t sit in her beloved purple chair five days a week, ratings are skyrocketing.
Now, The daily mail reports that Williams was spotted leaving her New York apartment. Williams, 57, was pictured being transported from her Manhattan tower in a black SUV on Tuesday, November 2. She wore a camel colored coat with black pants, NIKE sneakers, a white handbag, her famous blonde wig and dark undertones. with a black mask.
The best-selling author’s management team say she is under medical supervision while resting and receiving treatment at home. Williams suffers from Graves’ disease, as well as lymphedema. Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that causes overproduction of thyroid hormones, such as Mayo Clinic. Lymphedema produces fatty tissue that collects in parts of the body. Williams has yet to speak publicly about his absence.
The show announced that additional hosts, including comedians Michael Rapaport and Bill Bellamy, and former talk show host Jerry Springer, will replace Williams in November. The Envelope reports that the show saw a 33% increase in household ratings for the week ending October 24. The show was scheduled to return to screens on September 20 for its 13th season with Williams in the purple chair, but was delayed until October 4 because of her. medical conditions. She is also said to have treated a serious case of coronavirus.
Williams has had a few tough years. She has dealt with the fallout from her estranged husband Kevin Hunter’s mistress giving birth to their child. They divorced after a total of 25 years together. Hunter was fired as Williams’ manager and executive producer on the show. Williams revealed in 2019 shortly before announcing their separation that she was staying in a sober living facility to fight alcohol addiction. She has been open with her past struggles with drug addiction.