Wendy Williams won’t air new episodes of her daytime talk show beginning on Valentine’s Day. The bitter flu season has affected the 53-year-old, who is experiencing “flu-like symptoms,” according to a spokesperson.
After UsWeekly initially reported Tuesday, Feb. 13 that Williams won’t air a new show on Wednesday, Feb. 14, a spokesperson told Page Six that the talk show host won’t go on air for the remainder of the week.
“Wendy is still experiencing flu-like symptoms, and so she can rest up and get better, we have decided to cancel tapings the rest of the week,” they said.
Instead, re-runs of “The Wendy Williams Show” will air through Friday.
This is the most recent health issue that has affected Williams, who has never taken a sick day or missed a show. In last year’s Halloween episode, she reportedly overheated in her Statue of Liberty costume and fainted live on air.
“You know, fainting happens,” she explained to People magazine in November of the scare. “It’s the first time it ever happened to me, and if it’s going to happen, I’m glad it happened on air. Because, you know, let me get a rating out of it then. I don’t want to faint in the middle of Food Town, you know what I’m saying? Where before they call 911, they start stealing my diamonds.”
Still, she said she won’t put her work above her health again and noted she’d step away from work if her body tells her she needs to.