Wendy Williams, tied up in WHEELCHAIR, was seen Friday with bruised legs after it was revealed that her show is scheduled to move forward on October 4.th, despite his recent hospitalization for psychiatric problems.
In exclusive photos obtained by The Sun, Wendy looked frail during her outing at an art gallery in New York City, where she was assisted by a young man pushing his wheelchair.
The hostess wore a black dress with nude stockings that barely covered the bruises on her legs. He was also wearing sports shoes.
The Wendy Williams Show host needed help getting her out of her wheelchair and into the back seat of her truck waiting on Murray Hill.
CONCERNS ABOUT WENDY
It was the second time the 57-year-old talk show host was seen this week.
She was seen in photos obtained by the DailyMail on Wednesday being pushed into a wheelchair and vaping, despite saying she had been diagnosed with COVID last week.
The Sun was the first to report that the 57-year-old presenter had been “battling addiction” prior to her hospitalization for psychiatric problems.
His psychiatric hospitalization was the same day that his program’s Instagram account published a statement about his COVID diagnosis.
“Wendy drank every day, even while filming the show,” revealed a source.
The source added that employees have said they would smell the liquor on it.
Despite their recent struggles, a source revealed that the show is expected to return for the delayed premiere date: “The staff is moving forward, anticipating Wendy’s return on October 4.”
The source close to the added production staff is “so used to her drama that they are not so worried” and “think she will come back.”
Meanwhile, a source told Page Six: “Wendy is on the mend and doing well. There was a meeting this week and [execs] assured staff that the show will return on October 4 and that Wendy is ready to go back to work. “
WENDY’S HEALTH SCARE
Last week, Wendy was transferred to a local New York City hospital after police received a 911 call from her building about a 57-year-old woman in need of psychiatric services.
An ambulance arrived at the scene and transported a woman matching the host’s description to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
A source continued from Wendy: “Everyone is a facilitator because they don’t want to lose their job. They see it, they know it, they smelled the liquor. ”
The daytime diva opened up to her audience in April 2019 that she was struggling with her addictions after filing for divorce from Kevin Hunter, 49, after it was revealed that she had a baby with her lover Sharina Hudson, 35.
At the time, Wendy confessed that she had been living in a sober house.
She had revealed, “I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know. It will be Wendy alone. “
“I have to tell you, you know, I have been dealing with addiction problems, alcoholism and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son,” he added. ”
‘PEOPLE ARE AFRAID’
A source from the Wendy Williams Show added about the incident: “No one can say ‘No’ to you. People are afraid to speak.
Another insider from the show previously revealed to The Sun: “The staff have been back for weeks and now anticipate that the show will return at the end of the month.
“Now, with the premiere delayed, the staff are increasingly concerned about the fate of the show.”
A statement on Wendy’s show’s Instagram stated: “While continuing her health screenings, Wendy tested positive for a groundbreaking case of COVID-19.
“To allow Wendy to be quarantined and fully recovered and to ensure that our production is compliant with all SAG / AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we look forward to kicking off the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4.
“In the meantime, reruns will be scheduled.”
Earlier this month, the show announced that it was taking a step back from promotional events amid “ongoing health issues and additional evaluations.”
A statement read: “He will not be able to complete his promotional activities next week, but he cannot wait to return to his purple chair on Monday, September 20 for the premiere of the 13th season.”
Fans became concerned about Wendy’s health in 2017, when she fainted during a live recording of her show on Halloween.
At the time, the host blamed the terrifying incident on feeling overheated and suffering from low electrolytes.
But in February 2018, the TV star announced that she had Graves’ disease and that she had been living with it for years.
In March, Wendy showed viewers a close-up of her severely swollen ankles while sharing that she suffered from lymphedema.
The daytime talk show host admitted that she can’t even walk two blocks due to illness.
THE ROMANCE OF WENDY
Amid her health problems, Wendy struggled with sobriety in 2019 following an ugly separation from her ex-husband.
The popular television host, who has been outspoken about her struggles with alcohol and substance abuse in the past, sought treatment during this difficult period. He reportedly entered rehab in Florida.
Wendy would eventually file for divorce, however the pressures of their separation were further intensified when her son, Kevin Jr, had an alleged altercation with his father in a parking lot in New Jersey.
The 21-year-old was later arrested for simple assault, a charge that would ultimately be dismissed.
Wendy later claimed that she knew Kevin had a “high school girl” for nearly 15 years of their nearly 22-year marriage.
Wendy returned to New York from her rehab stint and moved into a sober home in early 2019, the star admitted.
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