Wendy Williams is pushing back the return of her talk show after being diagnosed with what she is describing as a “breakthrough case” of COVID-19.
‘The Wendy Williams Show’ star announced today that she is suffering from a bad breakthrough case of the Coronavirus and it forced her to further delay the return on her popular television show.
“While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” a statement from Wendy’s production company began. It continued, “To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Monday, October 4th.”
Wendy Williams Forced To Push Back 13th Season Of Her TV Show
Interestingly, Wendy pointed out that her case of COVID is actually a “breakthrough” because she was previously vaccinated for the virus. The announcement came on the heels of several reports claiming the talk show host was suffering from “ongoing health issues” and it required “further evaluations.”
Apparently, based on the people around Wendy being so quiet about the situation, rumors started flying about what could be the ailment she is suffering from. Plus, earlier this year, Williams said she was hesitant to get the shot based on never getting something like a flu shot.
“No. I don’t trust it,” she told Dr. Oz.
Wendy Williams Didn’t Trust The Vaccine?
She continued, “I’ve never gotten the flu shot either, though, and you and I have talked about that. Several of the doctors on my team have told me, ‘Wendy, get the flu shot.’ I’ve never had the flu. I’m not getting a flu shot. I very rarely get a cold. I never have headaches. I don’t take aspirin because I feel my heart murmur or something like that. I’m not getting it — no! I don’t trust it. There, I said it.”
However, following the strong statement surrounding the vaccine — Wendy announced just two months later that she was “fully vaccinated” and would be returning to television.
At this point, Wendy’s camp hasn’t given any explanation for how the talk show host believes she contracted the virus. Also, they haven’t indicated just how bad the situation is — except to say they believe she will be able to host the show at the beginning of next month. The good news, according to experts in the field, fully vaccinated people should expect asymptomatic or very mild symptoms from the virus. The majority of deaths from COVID-19 are people who are unvaccinated.
So How Did She Get It?!
As we reported, this isn’t the first time Wendy Williams has missed a few weeks from hosting her talk show. The TV star suffers from Graves’ disease and was required to take a break from the show after doctors said she needed to “get her levels of medication in sync.”
At the time, representatives for Willaims pointed out that she is a “true champion” and has never missed a day of work in her life. She has been open about her condition for many years, as well as dealing with hyperthyroidism.
Get well soon!