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.

Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

  • Yardgirl

    Like her or love her, I miss her daily show. God Speed Wendy.

  • what?why

    Wishing her well. Hope she is listening and learning from this sign from the universe (God).

  • You Could Never

    Glad you are on the mend.

  • Kanyade

    I like Jerry. I hope she gets better. Sometimes rest is exactly what we need...

  • Connie

    She said she was going to take 2 weeks instead of 3. I guess her body told her otherwise so she took 3. Get well Wendy...how u doin?

  • Roxie Moxie

    Could this be another Rick Ross? Any attention (good and bad) is good publicity for them.

  • Nathan Hastings

    She's in rehab


    that's right WENDELL WILLIAMS work on your marriage.... Smh people lying on they health....

  • SG

    This is a tricky shaped woman.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    Wendy horse head getting small too cause that wig is loose as a goose!

  • Shira Harding-James

    This will be interesting to see Jerry lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I swear Wendy was born a man.

  • zero options

    What health crisis?
    She's a bigger fake than rick ross!
    Fake fainting spell!
    Fake flu or whatever, there were pics of her walking around town after she said she was very ill.
    Go start your youtube channel, where you and your hubby will be the only ones watching.

  • mona q

    I will never understand this new chicken legs, no muscle tone trend.

  • Yoni7

    She looks absolutely tired in this pic. Many blessings for her healing.
    Is that Maxwell in a pinstriped suit sitting behind her?

  • bella28498 .

    Wendy, you took time off of work because you couldn't handle the stress of your husband having a baby with his young mistress.

  • justlooking

    Whats on her jacket? Powder?

  • TS Madison

    Get well, Wendell!!!

  • Yoni7

    A glare. The jacket is raincoat'ish/plastic material. Trust me, I studied it too. LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    It took me years to believe she really i a woman...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love watching hot topics when I'm home. I hope she's better. She get's on my nerves with her pompous shade but I don't want to see her sick...

  • Ebony Starr

    Feel better Wendy!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How is she going to truly heal since her spirit is so negative?

  • Yoni7

    Who knows, maybe she has a praying fan base. Negative people tend to live their lives, while the saying "bad things happen to good people" mantra lives on.

  • justlooking

    look again, it must be makeup. It's all over the jacket on the left side.

  • It Ain’t My Fault

    ? you should know ?

  • Marlika

    Sad to say but you can tell she’s using again. It’s just a matter of time. She needs to divorce that loser! She may lose a lot during the divorce since her dumb ass didn’t have the negro sign a prenup. But shes Wendy she can bounce back and make 10x more. I rather be lonely that be with someone and unhappy. ?????

    She better get help and leave now before she has an over dose.

  • Yoni7

    I did and it looks like a glare from the lighting.

  • Yoni7

    Don't do that.

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  • TMW

    Now THIS I believe.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    God dont like Ugly...Im sure that between Ri-Ri's camp and Bey's camp there was some chicken bones buried in her yard...

  • Shawty

    Wendy has strong features for a woman. If I didn't know any better I'd think she transitioned from a man to a woman.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Explain please

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh nooooo Sandra! You are shady as H$&&! Y’all see the white powder on her coat!!?? ?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I'll entertain for today...Voodoo chile...

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's not white powder. That's a glare from the flash. Her coat is vinyl.


    Hopefully rehab works for her this time around ?

  • shelly

    I really think Wendy is on drugs again. She looks emacuated and sad. That man is doing a number on her. But Wendy is from that old school it’s better to have a piece of shit man than not have one at all.

  • Pnthr

    Wow I'm surprised she is letting someone fill in. Wendy never lets anyone do that. I don't know if Jerry will be able to bring it.

  • Allihave2say

    Ok! This^^^^^. When the storyline broke I said that the girl looked pregnant. The irony of Wendy skin bleaching, big boobing and getting anorexic skinny for her husband to secretly love a black woman with all the black features. Sad, wrong but true.

  • BaileyBlue17

    Scrolls back up...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I really thought she was trans too but I know at least three women that are tall with big feet and kind of burly and they really are women -- two of them actually have kids and they still look kinda tranny...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!! You think they put the mojo on ole Wendy?

  • free

    wendy looks like she works n*ggas in the back of the building.

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  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    She does a lot of oral hygienic grooming on that chair. Would have to get it cleaned first.

  • free

    i'm srutinizing this like i'm a forensic scientist lol.

  • Junkanoo

    When l mentioned to a friend Wendy is shaped like a capital letter P l think she took offence it's not hard to see l guess she took it personally. I think she is back on drugs using health issues to deflect the truth

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  • Quitedeliteful

    Maybe Wendy is on that Lean. How do we know it's really tea in her cup???

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  • Bossy704

    I have Wendy's books that she wrote when she was in radio. They are really good and I have always been a fan. This woman pictured does not seem like the same person in looks or behavior. I guess she is messy for ratings. My mom loves the show.

  • Tee Bullock

    Omg lol???????

  • HalleMerry

    That's exactly what I've been saying this whole time.

  • bella28498 .

    The mistress is a small woman, she is just younger and older men like younger women and the mistress is unattractive as well

  • SDot

    This grown azz man has the worst body created on earth.Yuck!

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  • HalleMerry

    Tricky shaped??? ???

  • angrysolo

    her and rick ross got some splaining to du

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Somebody buried the chicken bones idk who did it but im just sayin lol...

  • Shira Harding-James

    I know ?

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  • Trace da Ace

    i dont watch that shit show anyways....sooooo....nothing to see here folks.

  • http://www.teesandcases.com/ Rick [Tees and Cases]

    Cocaine issa hell ova of drug...

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  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Stress will take you out of here. I pray she recovers. Between her husbands extramarital affairs to her thyroid disease, she's carrying A LOT on her shoulders. I honestly feel bad for letter P shaped body Wendy.

  • gail jones

    Kevvy Kev bout to drive Wendy apeshît. She better give him his half and let that múthäfu?ka go, before we be reading a statement that says... 'funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time' (not to mention Kev shows up with the timepiece, breathing a sigh of relief[no litigation]). Why doesn't she go to the landfill and retrieve her self-esteem, with her ugly aš? self?

  • A D N

    I miss the idea of Wendy on TV although I don't watch her as much recently.

  • Dump Kevin

    Wendy, In the words of my mother, has an evil spirit. She’s a bitter, hateful, envious woman. She is always shady to her nice guests and ass kisses the other ones. That shows how she married a man who mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally abuses her.

    I’m having a hard time feeling sorry for her and this problem she can easily solve. I get she’s throwed but come on Wendy, leave his ass! They say he cheats on her with men too. You are over 50! You can’t handle this kind of unnecessary drama. Girl, he is not worth it. He doesn’t even work. What do you need him for?

    Leave him! Get well! Humble yourself, and come back better than ever!

  • hottlanta

    Wendy having a HUSBAND scare. Holding up that ring as if she done something big. Men don't act as if a ring is a status symbol only women do that.

  • Lolly Asher

    I was surprised too. I'm a from radio days Wendy 'watcher' so was not expecting her to hand the mic to anyone. But its not good to have the show dark so long and he is a non threatening pick.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ol' bugged- out eye Wendy needs to sit down with her PR team and see what went wrong with the Graves Disease excuse (lie). They didn't spin that story well enough. Nobody believes it. The consensus is she is back on that "stuff"....I agree

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    She always said she would never have a guest host I guess the producers said we need to get this sponsor money bitch now shush lol

  • Allihave2say

    Yes but she appears to be all natural and her skin is ubleached.

  • bella28498 .

    Wendy skin isn't bleached.....she is under very bright lightening, I don't know why ppl always claiming someone bleached their skin. Bleached skin look chalky.

  • Allihave2say

    Different process same result.