Williams, who was also a “Dancing with the Stars” contestant in 2011’s season 12, spoke about Brinkley on “The Wendy Williams Show” earlier this week and said the 65-year-old is faking her injury of a fractured shoulder and wrist.
The talk show host also played footage of Brinkley falling and said it didn’t look real at all.
“I don’t see a wrist and a shoulder being fractured,” Williams stated. “But that was real cute. Here’s my thought: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ called Christie Brinkley and said ‘Do you want to dance and with the stars?’ So she said yes, so after she got off the phone she plotted her schedule.”
Brinkley’s daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook has replaced her mother on the show, and Williams suggested that was Christie Brinkley’s plan the entire time: To get her daughter, who’s also a model, more exposure.
“The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne responded to Wendy’s comments Thursday on her show and took her to task.
“I have to go in on Wendy on this, because not so long ago Wendy was not in a very good place,” said Osbourne, who’s friends with Brinkley. “And she had well-wishes from so many people that she had run over the coal, so to speak. And everybody was behind her wishing her well, sending her out positive vibes.”
“And why is it, no matter what this woman goes through in her life, her ups and downs, which we all do, but obviously hers were more public, and she’s a 55-year-old woman that relapsed again on drugs,” she continued. “And the thing is nobody gave her a hard time. It was just love, support to her.”
“Why does she have to be so mean?” Osbourne went on. “What is it within you that is so dark that you can’t seem to get it out when the world shows you love and wishes you well on the rest of your journey of your life. You are so dark inside, so mean constantly.”
“The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood then piggybacked off Osbourne’s words.
“Nobody said when she was going through the stuff she was going through that she was faking it,” said Underwood.
“We all were worried about her health. So we want to say as women, Wendy, don’t go back to what you used to be,” she added. “God has gave you a second chance. Don’t do this, don’t do this. We love Wendy Williams, and we thought you were gonna come back around as another person.”
“From you fainting, from you going through your narcotics, God has given you a second chance. Do something with it,” Underwood advised.
And Eve, also a co-host on “The Talk,” said “It is sad when you see someone reverting back to someone else.”