Wendy Williams has set the date for her return to her purple chair on the popular Wendy Williams daytime talk show. Last month Williams announced she was taking 3 weeks off to rest after suffering complications related to her ongoing thyroid disease.
“My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? — three weeks of vacation,” she told her somber audience during her last show on Feb. 21.
On Tuesday, the 53-year-old mom-of-one tweeted she will return to dish gossip and other teas on Monday, March 19.
She also thanked Jerry O’Connell who will be filling in for her next week.
“Jerry has been such a good friend to me and to the show,” Williams said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host while I’m out getting much needed rest.”
O’Connell said he was happy to fill in.
“I’m excited to help out and fill in,” he said. “We all know nobody can fill the purple chair like Wendy, but I am honored to sit with her co-hosts and to bring the many fans all the Hot Topics they love. Like Wendy tells us, ‘I am am going to Say It Like I Mean It.’”
The show was in rerun status during Wendy’s hiatus.
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