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Wendy Williams’ Talk Show Will Welcome Guest Hosts As She Continues To Battle Health Complications

"We want her health to be her top priority."

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Wendy Williams is still battling health complications that have made her unable to continue her hosting duties on The Wendy Williams Show as of now. The new season was originally set to premiere September 20, but was pushed back to October 4 after the talk show host had a breakthrough case of COVID-19.


The show was delayed again after it was discovered she was still battling health conditions even after recovering from COVID-19. However, in the latest statement posted to the show's Instagram page, the 13th season will premiere Monday, October 18 without her.

"'The Wendy Williams Show' will start airing originals on Monday, October 18, with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly. Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves' Disease and her thyroid condition. It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties."

The statement continued:

"Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury family and has been so for 12 years. We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she's ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair. We very much appreciate the respect for Wendy's privacy, as well as all the good wishes from her fans, station partners and advertisers."

The talk show host revealed that she was diagnosed with Graves' disease on her show in 2018. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones or hyperthyroidism.

She said that her "thyroid was cattywampus" and she experienced eye twitching because the disease "squeezes the muscles behind your eyeballs." She was also irritabile, had trouble sleeping, had a rapid heartbeat and an intolerance for heat, which are all symptoms of Graves' disease.

After that announcement, the 57-year-old took a three-week break from her show. However, in 2020, the New Yorker had to take another break after experiencing symptoms such as fatigue from the disorder.

It has yet to be revealed who will be guest hosting for Wendy, but we hope she gets better soon.

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