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Wendy Williams is now “home and healing” after her recent discharge from an alcohol rehab center.

Williams, 58, re-entered rehab last month to focus on “health and wellness” following a series of erratic behaviors and allegations of substance abuse.


“Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects,” publicist Shawn Zanotti said in a statement to E! News on Tuesday.

Zanotti added: “She wants to say, ‘thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever.'”

In an interview last month, Zanotti told The Sun that Williams was “being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world.” He added that Williams was preparing “for a major comeback for the next level in her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast.”

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Fans feared that Williams had fallen off the wagon after paparazzi photos showed her wandering in the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building wearing just a bathrobe after she was unceremoniously fired from her TV talk show in February.

A source told Page Six that Williams’ alcoholism had “gotten worse,” as “she went from [drinking] wine to straight up vodka.”

The source added: “She can’t stop drinking and she needs to stop drinking; it’s just making her health worse.”


But Williams is apparently recovered and making plans for the next chapter in her storied life.
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Rosanna Scotto, Good Day New York co-host and restaurateur, said Williams has been picking her brain about the restaurant business.

Scotto owns and operates the star-studded Fresco by Scotto, a New York City staple since 1993. She says Wendy is a frequent customer of the restaurant that’s popular for its Italian dishes.

“She loves the meatballs at Fresco,” Scotto tells Page Six. “The last time I talked to her she’s like, ‘OK, Rosanna, I am coming to Fresco and I want the meatballs and then you’re going to help me open up my own restaurant.’ And I’m like, ‘What, sister, you wanna take my people away to your restaurant?'”

Scotto added: “I don’t know if she wants me to waitress or what, but she did tell me she wants to open her own restaurant and she wants me to help… If there is [a restaurant] from Wendy, it will be big competition but I love her.”