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Wendy Williams' Health Update: Will Be Out Much Longer Than Expected

Updated on August 22, 2019
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Wendy Williams has been absent from her daytime talk show all this year. She is on medical leaves due to Graves' disease, the immune system disorder that she suffers from.

Fans of Wendy Williams have to wait a lot longer to see her again on her show. The last time she hosted the show was on December 20, 2018. She did not return the first week after the Christmas holiday. The 54-year-old host was scheduled to return on January 7, 2019, but she didn't. It was one week of reruns. She didn't return the following week either on January 14. Instead, a panel of four celebrities filled in and discussed hot topics. Wendy canceled her return a total of three times.

Her absences started in late December because of an upper-arm injury. She returned for a few days with her right arm in a sling. After receiving criticisms for behaving strangely on the air, she admitted on Instagram that it was because of the medication she was taking for a hairline fracture on her arm that was extremely painful.

It is interesting that Wendy had never missed a show until February 2018, when she took time off for complications with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism. Since then, she has taken time off several times. Her absence this time has been longer than any of the other times, and it doesn't look like she will be back anytime soon.

Different Panels of Celebrities

A different team of four celebrities replaced Wendy each day of the second week of January. She was expected to return on January 21, but that didn't happen. There was a full week of reruns.

Celebrity guests have been hosting in her place since then. They will continue to do so because Wendy is not expected to return anytime soon, according to statements made by her team and her family.

The outspoken host is under strict medical supervision and her doctors are not releasing her to return to work. It is believed that she is not bedridden because the New Jersey-based host was seen at a CVS in Florida with another woman on January 29, according to Page Six.

Wendy Williams on January 29, 2019
Wendy Williams on January 29, 2019 | Source

Upcoming Solo Hosts

As Wendy continues to recuperate, more celebrities will guest host in her absence. Up until this week, there has been a panel of celebrities discussing hot topics. The team changed each day.

Beginning on February 4 and through February 15, one celebrity will host the show. Some have been scheduled for one day, and some of them have been scheduled for a two-day gig. Others have earned a three-day hosting assignment.

Nick Cannon is set to host The Wendy Williams Show on February 4 through February 6. Cannon is accustomed to hosting shows, so he keeps things moving.

Orange Is the New Black actor Jason Bigg will host the show for one day only on February 7. Keke Palmer will take on the job also for one day only on February 8. Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of The View will return to morning television to host for two days on February 11 and February 12. Fans don't know what to expect from controversial actor Michael Rapaport when he comes on board on February 13.

Jerry O'Connell has two days to host the show on Valentine's Day, February 14 and the day afterward on February 15. Jerry hosted for an entire week when Wendy was out sick back in March 2018.

Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams | Source
Dates
Celebrity Guest Host
February 4-6
Nick Cannon
February 7
Jason Briggs
February 8
Keke Palmer
February 11-12
Sherri Shepherd
February 13
Michael Rapaport
February 14-15
Jerry O'Connell

Month of Wendy Williams' Guest Hosts

That's the extent of the hosting schedule for now. Perhaps Wendy will be well enough to return to work by the time everybody on the list has hosted. If not, an updated list will be posted to let viewers know what's happening with The Wendy Williams Show.

All of the guest hosts have different personalities, gifts, and talents. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how they lead the show in different ways while being true to the format Wendy has established over ten seasons. Apparently, Wendy and the officials of her show trust them to carry on in the absence of the regular host.

Even though the replacements are keeping the show going, Wendy watchers want her to return to her purple chair as soon as she is well enough to do so. In the meantime, they are wishing her a speedy recovery while keeping in mind that her health comes first.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Paulette Johnson, thanks for reading and commenting. I deliberately did not include any of the rumors about Wendy's marriage in the article.

      I focused on the update of her health and the celebrity replacements for her show.

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      Paulette Johnson 

      2 years ago

      I really would not rather Wendy Being out due to bad health but with

      Her dropping out of her fans sight right around the situation with her

      Husband his lover the oops baby and his mother spilling tea he’s a

      Wife beater I would drop him like he’s hot and he won’t profit a dime

      Manageing my money,He’s not worth it the photos of him and the home wrecker are no lie he’s not worth it she can do a whole lot better

      Little Kevin is almost grown and people with kids break up every day

      Build a bridge my sister and get over it.He needs you.let him suffer no

      Romance with some finance and let it to me Sugar Half Daddy would be flat broke.

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