“We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August,” her publicist Shawn Zanotti told the outlet. “Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects.”
“Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers,” Williams added in the statement. “I am back and better than ever.”
“She is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast,” Zanotti stated at that time. “Ms. Williams is being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and well wishes during this time.”
Williams delayed the resurgence of her daytime talk show twice, resulting in celebrities like Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport, Whitney Cummings, Sherri Shepard, and Jerry Springer filling in as guest hosts.
Among those mentioned, Shepherd stood out as a fan favorite while scoring season-high ratings. It was later announced that the 54-year-old would take over Williams’ show, before branching of into her own show, Sherri.
“She [Wendy] understands why this decision was made from a business point of view,” Howard Bragman, a rep for Williams, stated in February. “She has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”
Revealing that she had been battling Graves’ disease, Williams appeared on Good Morning America in March to assure that she was of “sound mind.”
“When people want control of their accounts, they say anything, including something crazy like that about me,” she responded to comments surrounding speculated mental issues.
Hopefully Wendy’s health is fully restored, and the world can hear her voice on air again soon.