57-year-old Wendy Williams, the world’s gassiest and most empathetically-bankrupt television personality, has been MIA from The Wendy Williams Show since it came back for the thirteenth season premiere. Wendy had to deal with a breakthrough COVID-19 case and has been seeking treatment for her Graves disease. There was a rumor out last week that Wendy had hit an even rougher spot and was suffering from dementia symptoms and could no longer walk. But her brother denied it, and now we have proof! Looks like Sharon Osbourne‘s voodoo doll of Wendy did not work as well as she’d hoped. While Wendy has clearly not fully recovered, a paparazzo caught her as she came out of a wellness center and she was both walking and talking, and as she puts it, she’s “doing fabulous.”
Wendy was seen in Miami, Florida and as she was grilled by the paparazzi about rumors of her show’s cancelation, I think she looked pretty good–apart from those bare feet. Something about being barefoot on the streets just seems so unhinged–people spit on that, sis! I think her wig was nicer than some of the ones she’s worn on-air, though–glad that even though she’s going through it she has access to her collection. via Page Six:
…Williams is seen leaving the facility barefoot as she holds on to her driver. As they walk to her vehicle, she ignores a question about her show being canceled, as The Wendy Williams Show is still filming–albeit with a rotating roster of guests hosts. The pap then wishes Williams well, saying, “everyone does hope you feel better,” to which she replied, “Thank you!”
“Wendy is doing fabulous,” a Versace robe-clad Williams said in the third person as she entered her awaiting SUV. She then promised fans “much more Wendy stuff” before ending the conversation. Williams’ ongoing health issues have resulted in the media maven taking an extensive hiatus from her eponymous talk show.
Here’s the video of that:
In other Wendy news, RadarOnline says that TWWS is not hurting in the ratings with Wendy gone. The ratings are reportedly up. This must be the rumor that the paparazzi in the video was talking about because word on the street is that producers are looking for a new full-time host:
“No-one expected ratings to go up 32% without Wendy. The fill-in hosts were just supposed to keep the show’s lights on until Wendy was well enough to return. It was assumed that without Wendy, the audience would not watch, but the has not been the case. In fact, when Sherri Shepherd took over she not only retained all of Wendy’s fans but also brought in a whole new audience too. This is why the search has changed from finding a temporary replacement to a full-time one.”
Imagine someone usurped Wendy’s chair? Just not Sherri, please. And also not Nick Cannon either, please god–his show is tanking on its own. Pick Michelle Visage and Leah Remini! They have great chemistry–they’re like Live! With Kelly and Ryan but for gay people!