What happened to Wendy Williams? | The Sun

BROADCASTER and media personality, Wendy Williams, continues to be plagued with health-related complications.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, William's show, The Wendy Williams Show, was canceled after 13 years on the air.

What happened to Wendy Williams?

Over the years, Wendy Williams disclosed details to her fans about her ongoing health issues.

She struggles with many things including Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, which she was diagnosed with 19 years ago.

She has also struggled with sobriety following her separation from her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, which caused her to check into rehab in 2019.

In 2021, Wendy tested positive for Covid-19 and was then rushed to the hospital for "psychiatric services."

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On November 8, 2021, the talk show host gave her fans an update on Instagram and revealed that she is "making progress."

"As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected," Wendy told her fans.

She continued: "I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready.

"I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I can’t be there."

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The media maven added: "I also want to thank Debmar-Mercury and our stations for being so understanding and supportive while I work my way back."  

"Most of all, I want to thank my fans. I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love! You are everything to me. "  

Wendy stated: "I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy. I love you for watching." 

While fans hoped Wendy would return and grace the stage soon, it may not be in the cards for the near future as she continues to have difficulties.

Was The Wendy Williams Show canceled?

On June 14, it was announced her show was officially canceled and the final episode will air on Friday, June 17.

“The final original episode of The Wendy Williams Show will air on Friday, June 17th, with a video tribute to the iconic host," a spokesperson for the show told Deadline.

"The series comes to an end after 13 successful years in syndication."

In February, Sherri Shepherd announced she will be the host of a new talk show, Sherri, which will replace Williams' show.

Who hosted Wendy's show while she was absent?

While the former radio DJ has not been able to host The Wendy Williams Show this season, many famous faces have done their part to fill in during her absence. 

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Notable names like Leah Remini, Sherri Shepherd, Whitney Cummings, Jerry Springer, Michael Rapaport, and Bill Bellamy tried their hand as guest hosts. 

Michael had guest-hosted in early 2022 but his time was cut short after he tested positive for Covid.

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