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Wendy Williams seeks treatment for health and substance abuse issues at wellness facility


Wendy Williams’ publicist announced that the former talk show host has checked herself into a wellness center to focus on substance abuse and other health issues. Williams’ representative Shawn Zanotti said in a statement: “She [Williams] is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with ‘The Wendy Experience Podcast.’  Ms. Williams is being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and well wishes during this time.”  Zanotti did not offer details into what type of facility Williams is being treated at.

The 58-year-old Williams has been open about struggling with substance abuse throughout her career. In 2019, she went on hiatus from her show for two months, in part to treat her Graves’ disease. However, she later revealed that she was living in a sober-living house to help maintain her sobriety.

The Wendy Williams Show officially wrapped its 13-year run in June, but Williams had been absent from her daytime show since October 2021.  Guest hosts including Sherri Shepherd (co-host of The View from 2007-2014), had filled in for her; and now Shepherd has taken over the program’s time slot with her own talk show, Sherri, which premiered this past Monday.

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