Wendy Williams says she’s ‘back and better than ever’





CNN

Wendy Williams has irons in the fire.

The former daytime talk show host checked into a wellness center over the summer and now her rep says she is ‘home and healing’.

“Wendy is excited about the journey ahead and can’t wait to release her many projects,” Williams’ publicist Shawn Zanotti told Entertainment Tonight in a statement. Adding a sentiment from Williams, “Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I’m back and better than ever.”

Williams has been open about her previous struggle with addiction. In 2019, she told viewers she was living in a sober house after seeking treatment for drug use. She filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Hunter, the same year.

She also discussed her ongoing issues with Graves’ disease. The autoimmune disease is something that has caused Williams to quit her talk show several times over the years, including an incident in which she passed out on live television during an episode of Halloween in 2017.

Williams hosted “The Wendy Williams Show” from 2008 to 2021. In February, it was announced that Sherri Shepard would take her time slot with her own talk show.