Sherri Shepherd surprised Wendy Show viewers on Tuesday after emergency surgery for appendicitis.
The actress/comedian updated her fans on Monday. She said the surgery to remove her appendix prevented her from hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Monday. Sherri was scheduled to host the show from Monday through Friday this week.
Wendy Williams, who is on extended medical leave, is not expected to return this year.
Sherri is a fan favorite out of all the guest hosts on Wendy’s show. She was replaced by Michael Rapaport on Monday.
A rep shared a statement from to PEOPLE, apologizing for Sherri missing Monday’s show: “She is absolutely devastated that she will not be able to guest host The Wendy Williams Show today, but she is following doctors orders and expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for understanding and respecting her privacy.”
In a post on Instagram, Sherri shared a photo of the dress she would’ve worn to host Monday’s episode.
“With some alterations this would’ve been my opening day dress (@tagsboutique) for @wendyshow but my stomach is swollen from the surgeons removing my appendix,” she wrote.
“I tried it on and swore I heard the dress scream ‘Bisssshhhh what do you think you’re doing!’ ” Sherri joked. “@4kwame my stylist is frantically shopping for loose & flowing dresses right now! Saints… pray for me! Can’t wait for see you!”
But in an update on Tuesday, the Wendy Show Instagram account shared a clip of Sherri hosting Tuesday’s show.
“Show your love for @SherriShepherd!!!” the caption read.
The audience cheered ecstatically as Sherri danced during her introduction. “Thank you! I’m so excited to be here,” Sherri said.