Wendy Williams will not return to her daytime talk show on Monday, Jan. 14, as promised last week. The ailing 54-year-old 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.
But that plan was shelved on Thursday, according to a source who told Variety.com the talk show maven will not return on Monday as planned.
The show will resume taping on Jan. 14, but guest hosts will fill in for Wendy. The hosts have not been named yet.
Wendy's health status is a source of concern for her loyal fans who followed her career faithfully.
In recent months, Wendy has shown worrisome signs of neurological decline, including slurred speech, memory lapses, absent staring, and decreased mobility.
Last week, rumors swirled that Wendy's husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., 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."
And Hunter is determined to find the culprit, as he has been "testing the staff by leaking out information to certain people to see if he can catch someone."
Hunter, 46, reportedly sold a 2nd home he shared with his rumored mistress, Sharina Hudson. The home was located about 9 miles from the house he shares with Wendy and their college age son, Kevin Hunter, Jr.
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Wendy Williams will be returning with all-new episodes of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, January 14, 2019. After fracturing her shoulder, Wendy is on the mend and wants to return pain-free and be 200%, delivering the best show that millions of viewers tune-in to watch.