Wendy Williams Hospitalized Requiring Extensive Treatment – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire, celeb talk show host, Wendy Williams, is still having major health issues. According to the Today Show, the daytime diva won’t be returning to her talk show this month because she's been hospitalized. Her family released a brief statement on her health condition last Friday (January 18, 2019). They said she's experienced some complications from her Graves' Disease and will require treatment that will lead to extensive time in the hospital.
This marks the 3rd time the 54-year-old star has suffered a setback on returning to her show. Though she really never disclosed how it happened, in December Williams appeared on her show hiding her arm in a sling under a pink sweater. After missing Monday's taping, she told her audience Tuesday (Dec. 18), that she had a hairline fracture to her shoulder. Then said she would take a break, get some rest, and return just in time for New Year 2019.
A couple of days later, she apologized to her audience for her slurred speech, citing painkillers for her shoulder injury. It's been a rough time for the star, and fans are starting to worry about her overall health and if she was trying to do too much too fast. The Wendy Williams Show was slated to return to TV January 7, but her camp pushed the date back to the 14th, only to extend the date again to the 21st.
According to HipHollywood, the Hunter family reported that “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. They thanked everyone for their well-wishes and for respecting her privacy during this time. We certainly wish her a speedy recovery, as well. Wendy’s camp posted a personal statement on behalf of her family to her Facebook page:
Until her physical return, show producers, Debmar-Mercury, said they will air repeat episodes this week (Jan. 21, 2019). They plan to produce original episodes using a variety of celeb hosts starting the week of Jan. 28 to hold things down for Wendy while she's away.
It's been speculated that some of her time off may have to do with the fact that she and her husband, 46-year-old Kevin Hunter, are getting a divorce. Sources close to the situation told Ebony they fear Wendy is self-medicating to deal with the pain of Kevin getting his alleged mistress of ten years pregnant. The other woman, Sharina Hudson, 32, supposedly lives about nine miles away from Wendy in a home Kevin allegedly purchased.
Wow! Whether that be the case or not, we wish you the best Wendy. Get better soon!