How you doin’? Terribly! Thank you for asking. Just this past Monday, Don Lemon, who was subbing for Williams in her extended absence from The Wendy Williams Show, said Williams was expected to resume her hosting duties next week.
Well, she won’t be back for at least a couple more weeks, according to a statement from her family that Page Six published. According to the statement, Williams’s health problems have been complicated by her Graves disease:
As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.
Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.
The Post reports that next week’s episodes of The Wendy Williams Show will be reruns, and the following will be much like this week’s, with multiple hosts filling in (presumably panel-style, as they did this week). That means February 4 is the earliest date Williams would return to her show. After a segment in which her speech sounded slurred on the December 20 episode of her show, she attributed it to pain meds she said she was taking for a hairline fracture in her shoulder. “I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks,” she wrote on Instagram. She intended to return to air January 7, but reruns ran that week instead. This week kicked off with Lemon announcing she’d be back the following week. And now this.