Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams has taken an extended level of absence from her popular daytime talk show. The 54-year-old daytime talk maven will not return to the set of The Wendy Show on Monday, Jan. 21. Insiders whisper that the future of The Wendy Show is in doubt.

The ailing host pushed back her original return date - Jan. 7 to Jan. 14, saying she was taking a week off to heal from her fractured shoulder and return to the show pain-free after taking a 2-week hiatus to celebrate the holidays.

Then she pushed the date back a second time to January 21. The show has resumed live tapings with celebrity guest hosts, including CNN's anchorman Don Lemon.

On Friday, Wendy’s husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., released a statement to the media, saying Wendy will be hospitalized for treatment of Graves' Disease.

"As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves' Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being."

The show's producer, Debmar-Murcury, added:

"For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family. We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready."

In recent months, Wendy has shown worrisome signs of neurological decline, including slurred speech, memory lapses, absent staring, and decreased mobility.

Rumors are swirling that Wendy may be suffering from a neurological disorder such as dementia.

Last week, rumors swirled that Wendy's husband held a staff meeting and ranted for an hour about leaks to the press.

Staffers reportedly believed Hunter was there to update them on Wendy's health status.

"Kevin sat down the entire 'Wendy' staff on Monday morning," a source told Radar Online. "Everyone thought Kevin was going to provide an update on Wendy’s health, but instead Kevin ranted for almost an hour about the leaks coming out of the show to the press."

Hunter allegedly read "specific articles and headlines" in an "intimidating voice" to the employees.

"He was overly paranoid about any info about their private life leaking," the insider said. "The strange part was he provided no update on Wendy's health, when she would be back or how she was feeling, which was clearly info that everyone at the show needs to do their jobs," the insider said. "He was threatening that whomever was the source would be caught."

  • Seldomseen

    Good before she falls out dead!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Rumors are swirling that Wendy may be suffering from a neurological disorder such as dementia or Schizophrenia.
    ___________

    On that shyt ... but carry on https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • dontgetblocked

    As much as I want to say that karma is coming back to haunt Wendy, I do feel bad for her. You don't spend a significant amount of time in the hospital unless something is really wrong. Especially someone who can afford home health nurses. I suspect it may be drug treatment. I remember when she told about Method Man's wife suffering from cancer when they were keeping it secret. Interesting how she wants her business kept undercover.

  • SomeonesMrs

    Probably turned to drugs after her marriage troubles came to light. How you don't know your husband has a whole second wife up the street?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "In recent months, Wendy has shown worrisome signs of neurological decline, including slurred speech, memory lapses, absent staring, and decreased mobility."
    ________________________________
    Sandra, is the Graves the cause of these signs/symptoms?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sandra just read Shaq wants to run for Sherrif in Henry County ... Not a bad idea ..... he is always in the community ... and gives quite a bit to my daughter's school ..... found that interesting ... thought I heard once before that he wanted to get involved with Law enforcement ... I think it would be a good fit ... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif Shaq pretty cool guy ......Genuine

  • JustMyThoughts

    She had a good run Time to sit down

  • mzwhang90210

    "Wendy Williams has taken an extended level of absence from her popular daytime talk show. "
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  • dontgetblocked

    I think at one point, he was a trooper or something. He also has a PhD.

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  • Hunni24

    I think he is or was already a volunteer officer...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • dontgetblocked

    Auntie, can we get a medical minute on Grave's Disease? From what I've researched, the disease, if managed shouldn't land her in the hospital for an extended period of time. Something more is going on with her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I thought I heard something about him being in Law enforcement ..... I like him a lot

  • Sushi

    Both of you in the corner now....

  • Sushi

    Go to the corner you are in timeout

  • Whirl

    Sad news. Feel better soon.

  • mzwhang90210

    Bew, I'm becoming a certified Spiritual/Energy Coach. I still remember that eerily accurate reading that you gave me! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • Renee26

    I will miss the gossip ...that's all

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Certified ..... chile your soul in itself certifies you .... Much love bew https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5592fa066c535e97dd5dc536e97def76988de10c761259894107d848abf90808.gif

  • Renee26

    Hey Boo!! ?

  • mzwhang90210

    When I read where Shaq had quoted Nietzsche I was like oh, okay Shaq!! Gone head den. LOL

  • mzwhang90210

    You always know exactly what to say and when to say it.
    See....THAT's why I love my JenEEE.
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  • Li-Wright

    She's in a serious condition. Let's pray for her, regardless of what you think.

  • Taj

    Yep. That's what I thought. My sister has a similar disease called Hashimoto's which is another autoimmune disorder. It causes bulging of the eyes and hair loss just like Wendy's. But she's never been hospitalized for it. And hers is pretty severe so I think there's definitely more to the story.

  • Li-Wright

    I honestly believe that a) her implants need to come out; and 2) she hasn't been managing and doing what she should....working a stressful job. Obviously, when she was on the radio it didn't cause trouble, but TV is different. TV is a 24/7 job.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Um Kevin hurling threats for what? If he is innocent then he shouldn't be concerned! Wendy is no fool... The cat is outta the bag and she probably want to be in the hospital to get away from him to ensure he don't kill her ass off and run with the money and his side booty! Wendy pull it together, split the money and send him on his way!

  • Sassie

    Wendy is sick. Not on drugs...but legitimately sick. I hope she gets better. I love me some Hot Topics.

  • Sushi

    Ummmm no, put your nose in the corner, because you are speaking nothing but the truth. ... loved girl bye gif.......

  • Sassie

    I didn't think having Graves Disease would land you in the hospital either.

  • Rayscoty

    Wendy get well.. I miss Hot Topics !!!

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh he smart !!!!! That man is smart too .... umm hmm

  • Mona Lisa

    I think it’s early onset Alzheimer’s.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Kevin seems to be positioning himself to assume POA. (They need to be testing Wendy for traces of ricin, hemlock, cyanide, antifreeze, ivy, almondy smell, etc.....) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • dru and neil

    There are other people that can do the show, they proved that themselves.

  • dru and neil

    I loved it too??

  • dru and neil

    My thoughts exactly, why not let it go on a semi high, before she faints on stage again and folks make a bunch of hilarious gifs, and memes, again.

  • Blak

    "Rumors are swirling that Wendy may be suffering from a neurological disorder such as dementia or Schizophrenia." Sandra, girl you need to stop! ain't no sentence where dementia or schizophrenia should be put together like that lol! Graves is autoimmune and schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder

  • NewNew

    Blind Gossip just dropped a good blind about Wendy. Reasons why she stays

  • Patricia

    she could have gotten surgery over the holidays. you know how these celebs do. maybe it didnt go well or shes gotten too old to bounce back after going under the knife

  • samuel severino

    She has been in and out of rehab for cocaine abuse for awhile. Graves is a convenient cover story.

  • XoXo

    Wendy Williams Takes An Extended Leave...

    Do Ya Think?

  • Shamwow

    She should just retire peacefully dang. It sucks that hard working women have to be dragged out of work. Just retire, do something new, walk away in peace, with grace and whatever little bit of dignity you have left. I’m wishing you well my black sistah I want you to win and be happy.

  • Ms. Cree

    She needs to just retire. Karma is a biyah biyahhhhhhhhhtch!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I hope she gets better.

  • Judge Mental Will

    any monkey can do that gorilla job.

  • joel adams

    She’s had plastic surgery and needs to heal. Her show sucks with the panel

  • joel adams

    She back on smack

  • bemetoo

    I said this months ago Wendy is deathly ill.. I not ready to here RIP Wendy Williams

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  • guest

    Hes killing her slowly but surely. Se needs to divorce him!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I was thinking maybe she in rehab ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I was thinking she may be in rehab

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    There’s another theory I thought about as well! It would be sad if so.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why did Kevin release the statement?

  • ? ?ee?? Too Hot ?

    Wendell you need to salvage some dignity and walk away from this circus you call Huntersville. Kevin has taken over your dreams and he thinks it’s his ship to sail. Where are her parents at in all this?? She has to be in rehab. I’m not buying it.

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  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Poor Wendy I think there is more to it dealing with her husband she is heart broken by this man and not sure how to handle it. I know it is hard talking about everyone else affairs now that it involves the host I can't imagine the pain but hope all as well Wendy...stay strong.

  • hottlanta

    Wondering is she still flashing that ring like a badge of honor just 2 prove 2 the public in my in living color voice "we are still together.".

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Interesting. I wonder if all is really well in Hunterville? Hope she has a speedy recovery...

  • dontgetblocked

    Her job is gravy. I used to watch behind the scenes. She's picked up and driven an hour to work. She has her choice of catered food, makeup, and hair done. Quick hot topics meetings. She has a comfortable office and dressing room. She records for 45 minutes. Thursdays, she records two shows. She's off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In fact, most days she's home by early afternoon and shops and cooks dinner. That ain't working hard.

  • dontgetblocked

    Autoimmune diseases can lead to surgical procedures which are usually outpatient but extended hospital stay?? That sounds suspicious.

  • Passion

    Wendy hasn’t been right since the start of season 10, she’s definitely is thru something! Time will tell what’s really going on!

  • Soda

    It’s no secret that this talkative female celebrity’s husband has been cheating on her. What’s more interesting, though, is his long history of infidelity.
    Let’s see. This is like his tenth affair. He got two of the girls pregnant. He got so damn bold about it with [Wife] that he actually told her that he wanted to move one of the girls into the house! [Wife] was like, “Oh hell no!”
    She’s a big TV celebrity. He’s a chronic cheater. Why not kick him to the curb?
    There’s lots of reasons (or excuses). First of all, they work together. Second, she’s been fronting like their marriage is good for so many years that it’s just like a bad habit she can’t break. Third, they’re parents together. Fourth, she knows he’s a fool, but she is really scared of being alone.
    That’s why he knows he can run game all over her and get away with it!
    So it sounds like she is aware of everything and actually allows him to treat her badly.
    Wow. That’s the kind of bad marriage that could drive some people to self-medicate!~blindgossip.com 1/18/19

  • ALLMINE?

    Sandra weren't u on Wendy's show when it first aired? Was I dreaming???

  • ALLMINE?

    I been a fan of wendy since I was like 6 i'm 32 now. ???

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Wendy should end this show, it’s too negative, her her own health and well-being, or come up with a new format like they’re doing in her absence!

    Her husband and his woman or future wife is going to enjoy the wealth she has amassed! I hope her Will is iron clad for her son’s benefit! She is seriously ill, if she’s missing her show for an extended period of time!

    Prayers up for Wendy Williams!

  • Savoy7

    Karma

  • Malcom Flex

    Miss Williams is back on drugs and had a stroke.

  • EBT Doll

    This is Karma.... judging people, gossiping about people, spreading rumors & untruths, and criticizing people will come back to you!
    Note to self!

  • ImOpining

    Well I sure hope she isn't getting even bigger faux chest bags as they are ridiculous enough. Or messing with her nose again.

  • DeeFromLA

    How the tables turn. Now Wendy is a Hot Topic. What a mess

  • Guest©

    I remember Method Man blacked out about that. Everything is coming full circle it seems.

  • Guest©

    Shsq is cool. I met him and his size initially scared me (long story). Sounds like it would be a good fit.

  • ?jessica?

    Sounds like rehab to me

  • gail jones

    ? coming back home to roost.

  • gail jones

    Yep. Memba she put Method Man's wife health on blast?

  • gail jones

    Ha!

  • gail jones

    Sounds like a nervous breakdown to me. Chile, he carrin' huh thoo!

  • gail jones

    Tempt to be so strong, but yet sooo weak......

  • gail jones

    So his tracks can be covered when she kicks the bucket.

  • gail jones

    Just said same thing up top

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I believe her husband situation with his mistress got to her health. I feel for her. She should take a break until spring at least

  • gail jones

    TOOO FAWKING FUNNY!

  • NeverSurprised

    Many chemicals can cause a loss of neurological functions. It wouldn't be too difficult for "someone" to slip one into her food in small doses on a routine basis and produce a gradual yet continuing decline in her health. Then, if the worst ultimately happened, "someone" would be free to marry his mistress without fear of losing out onWendys hard-earned money, as he might in the event of divorce. Just hypothesizing.

  • Kimocha

    I didn't ever think I would feel sorry for Wendy... but I do!... I think that since her marriage has become a Hot Topic....she doesn't wanna have to face the media and her fans about it!... And the embarrassment, pain and strain of it all has caused her to relapse back on drugs!

  • dontgetblocked

    And the fact that there were raising his child by a mistress.

  • mzwhang90210

    ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Exactly it's that bean head ninja she's married to.

  • interestingconcept1

    And a ring she paid for. Smh.

  • interestingconcept1

    Damn. Wendy pretends like she is tough- remember her crying about her son when he was going through his teenage" I hate my parents phase " She probably thought Kevin would stop cheating, but it's getting worse, taking meds to help deal with depression when it's not really depression, just heart broken and embarrassed. And she probably thinks no one wants to be with her "for her" and not her money. Chile take a lover and be by yourself.

  • osmenna

    She could be in rehab.

  • more

    She knows better but chooses to deal with this man.........I can't understand how she gives amazing advise but is weak when it comes to her hubby

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    this I believe

  • Indies beauty

    Big fan of Wendy... but i think she's in rehab.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    When you live your life hurting others for a profit, the profit will be temp. When you live your life showing compassion and helping others, your blessings will have longevity. Every thing that glitters is not gold. We all have our winning season but it will be hard to stay their if you are heartless and have malicious intent to hurt and harm others. God does not sleep and when he is ready to, he will make sure the entire world sees you getting a dose of his raft just to break you down enough to understand what it means to be humbled. I rather take the road less traveled, rather than hurting others...

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Yup

  • Allihave2say

    Wendy needs rehab, counseling, and to remove those breast implants that are making her ill. Funny thing is Kev is with a woman who has natural breasts and dark skin

  • Allihave2say

    I believe Kev has been slowly poisoning her.

  • Itsme

    Do you feel the same way about aunt sandrarose? Her blog is succeful because of shade she throws around. Are you waiting on her to fail?

  • ?jessica?

    It looks like it........smdh it really looks like that's what it is

  • ?jessica?

    I stared noticing it a few episodes before the fall

  • ?jessica?

    I was just about to say that?

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Well i am pretty new to the blog..i have not seen much that parallels to Wendy's behavior..BUT i am talking about WENDY at this time..thanks

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I believe she may be suffering from depression and needs time off. Depression is real and it affects your work life to where u can’t function. I suffer from it and I wish at times I had enough money to take off and/or go to therapy without having to work. I have insurance and fmla will hold my job and I could apply for Short term disability but still

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She gave the drugs up decades ago

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I saw that today

  • Michelle

    Drugs.....

  • Rita

    "heart broken and embarrassed" Enough Said. I heard the girl is pregnant, and broke her arm...when Kevin was trying to leave. Don't know how true this is...but someone spilling tea who works with her...oh well that's karma.

  • Rita

    He gets half anyway, no prenup...

  • Rita

    "How she doing"?! *insert wendy's hand gesture*

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup. Notice she never showed her arm in the sling and you know she would be sporting a bedazzled sling!!

  • NorthDeKalb

    I used to be a loyal Wendy fan but it’s honestly difficult to feel authentic sympathy because of her shady style of probing and prying. Health wise I’m pulling for her but as far as her marriage, the chips can just fall wherever they happen to. At least she’s not talking out of both sides of her mouth cause Wendy was the one who suggested Julie Chin leave The Talk because of her man’s sexual assault allegations. I feel like I’d just get out in front of the story and say look, me and my guy are having some personal issues but we’re fine FOR NOW. If anything changes you’ll hear it here first. Like, what’s so hard about that?

  • SayWhatNow?

    Get well Wendy, I hope you are feeling better soon.

  • bemetoo

    ????

  • Gina W.

    Evidently WW & her husband have an agreement. Look at Bill & Hillary. Bill & Camille. Husbands cheating the entire marriage & they're still there. Look at so many marriages with 3 people in them.They make the agreements.

  • interestingconcept1

    I heard the same. Only I heard she fell when she was alone and had mixed pills and alcohol.

  • Lorna

    I imagine struggling with an illness with the word, "Grave," in the name can't be good for one's mental wellbeing. I was hoping the cute rumor that she was filming the Masked singing contest show were true. :(

  • parisjok

    this arrangement in marriages are much much more common than the general public talks about. many marriages have no sex between them and it is not only the older couples who have no sex but the younger ones also. people don't like change so most wives turn a blind eye especially when their lifestyle will change for the worst.

    I think it is a fifty fifty chance she might come back now but at first I thought it was a 100% chance of her coming back

  • parisjok

    hope you stay strong because it is not easy to still work work work when you really want to just take some time off. many many blessings and hugs to you.

  • parisjok

    of all the things In hope at her age this is not the problem

  • parisjok

    what child

  • parisjok

    yes yes yes yes

  • parisjok

    well, it really has been a team because he is her manager and responsible for her getting all of the gigs which gives her more millions in the bank. she could never do both only one which is the one in the public eye and the personality that sells. by them being a married couple they save on all kinds of taxes also.

    I think for years they have only been business partners instead of an actual married loving couple. that is what can happen in these kinds of set ups

  • parisjok

    what................... really

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I know they have a partnership. He’s one of the executive producers of her show, among other entities. Wendy does so much, he will definitely get a good settlement, if they were to divorce, in which they won’t!

    But, not to enjoy it, or live to retire, and spend some of the money is sad! Your health is your truest wealth!

  • justsayin

    Get better Wendy. Wishing you the best.