Wendy Williams has broken her silence.
The talk show host took to Instagram on Monday, November 8, to give her fans an update on her health and recovery.
Williams started off her note with her signature phrase, “HOW YOU DOIN’?”
“HOW YOU DOIN’? I MISS YOU ALL! As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected,” she wrote. “I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready.”
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She took some time in her statement to thank her staff, crew and guest hosts for stepping up and filling in during her leave of absence.
“Most of all, I want to thank my fans. I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love! You are everything to me. I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy. I love you for watching,” she concluded.
Page Six has exclusively learned that fans shouldn’t expect to see Williams until 2022.
Wendy may not return until the new year
A source told the outlet, producers on the show are trying to line up guest hosts through December.
Another source, close to Williams, is “optimistic” she’ll be back before the end of the year and giving her the time she needs to recover.
Last month, The Blast reported on Williams suffering complications from Graves’ Disease and a thyroid condition.
At that time, she still was not expected to make a return to her show.
‘The Wendy Williams Show’ host released a statement through her production company, outlining the reasons for her not returning to the show — and announced they would use fill-in hosts for the upcoming weeks.
In the statement, the company did not say when Wendy would be returning to the show.
Wendy is fighting complications from Graves’ Disease
“The Wendy Williams Show will start airing originals on Monday, October 18, with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly,” the statement began.
They continued, “Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition. It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties.”
As we reported, the original Season 13 premiere date was pushed back due to Williams testing positive for COVID-19.
It was pushed back a second time after the talk show host was hospitalized with other health issues. Williams was reportedly rushed to the hospital after someone in her building called 911 claiming she needed “psychiatric services.”