Roommates, we are wishing Wendy Williams a speedy recovery. Earlier this week, it was announced that Wendy’s return to her talk show would be pushed back until January 14th due to a fractured shoulder. Now it looks like she’ll return the following week on January 21st.
According to Variety, distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury confirmed the news on Wednesday. The show, which has been on reruns since December 24th, will return with new episodes on January 14th. However, a panel of “Hot Talkers” will serve in Wendy’s absence.
Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said, “As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover. Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”
Wendy says she suffered from an upper arm injury in late December, which caused her to miss her December 17th taping. However, she returned to work the following day and hosted new episodes throughout that week.
After fans noticed a difference, Wendy posted a statement on the show’s Instagram and said:
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To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today's show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!
On Monday, a statement was posted to the show’s Instagram to announce the first postpone of Wendy’s return.
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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.
Panelists for next week’s show are expected to be revealed on Monday.
We continue to wish Wendy Williams a speedy recovery, and we can’t wait to see her return to our TV screens.