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‘I Want to be All That I Can be and Get Back to New York’: Wendy Williams Breaks Her Silence, Ready to Return to Daytime Television Show Amid Deteriorating Health Reports 

Wendy Williams opened up about her current state of health and her possible return to her daytime television show on Feb. 16, after sharing a video on her new official Instagram account.

Williams, who has been absent from “The Wendy Williams Show” since September of last year, has been dealing with complications from her Graves’ disease, and was ultimately diagnosed with COVID-19. Following the diagnosis, several news outlets reported that the star was experiencing early signs of dementia, which was later debunked by Williams’ brother, Tommy Williams.

Wendy Williams breaks her silence in a rare video following reports of deteriorating health. Photo:@therealwendywilliamsofficial/Instagram

In the Instagram post, Williams is seen walking on a Florida beach and talking to her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., as he records the conversation. During the discussion, the 57-year-old opened up about how peaceful her time has been visiting her family in the sunshine state, while calling New York her “heart.” As the video continued, Hunter shifted the chat to Williams’ fans’ concerns amid the health reports that have been released to the public.

He said, “A lot of people have been wondering what you’ve been up to and sending their prayers out and everything. What do you have to say to those people just like thinking you’re up to whatever it is what do you have to say to them?

Williams responded by sending gratitude to those who sent their well- wishes. “You say prayers and think about me? Really? Well thank you.” She added, while informing her fans about her health, “I am going back stronger. I’m 57 years old. There are things that happens to people. I would say things usually start about 40 and they go up from there. You know, so you got to eat the right food.”

Williams went on to list the types of foods she regularly eats, consisting of vegetarian and vegan options. The daytime host stated, “When I was a kid, I used to cook, you know, when I was married, and we lived with our son in New Jersey. But now I strictly get food brought in, and it’s vegan; it’s vegetarian.”

Toward the end of the video, Williams seemingly provided an update of when she plans to return to “The Wendy Williams Show” following a months’-long hiatus. She said, “Like I want to be all that I can be and get back to New York and get on down with ‘The Wendy Williams Show.”

As Williams’ video began to circulate online, many expressed how happy they were to see her in good spirits.

“Glad to see she’s doing well.”

“I’m glad she’s in good Spirits…get back soon Wendy.”

“I’m glad she’s doing better!”

“Glad to see her doing well.”

In addition to the previous remarks, others brought up how much they miss seeing Williams on-screen. One wrote, “Hearing her voice made me realize I miss seeing and hearing her on TV. Get better Wendy!!”

Another said, “We miss you Wendy!! We need her back in her seat!” A third social media user posted, “She’s sounds like Wendy!! I miss her shadiness on my screen.”

Williams’ statement comes weeks after it was reported that Sherri Shepherd was permanently replacing her as host on “The Wendy Williams Show.”


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