Wendy Williams Finally Breaks Her Silence In New Lifetime Documentary

In the two-part docuseries, the former talk show host reveals how she ended up sick and broke, and if a comeback is in her future.

She’s back…sort of!

After years of being out of the public eye, Wendy Williams is breaking her silence in a new documentary about the recent highs and mostly lows of her life.

News of the two-part docuseries leaked on social media before PEOPLE confirmed on Friday (Feb. 2) that the former talk show host will share her truth in Where is Wendy Williams?, scheduled to air later this month on Lifetime on February 24 and 25.

In a trailer for the docuseries that runs almost four minutes long, Williams is seen on camera for the first time since leaving The Wendy Williams Show in July 2021 after dealing with health and legal struggles.

"Since I was six years old, all I wanted was to be famous," Williams said in a voiceover featuring background footage of her talk show amongst the cheer of adoring fans.

As the trailer continues, career highlights from Williams are shown including her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and moments from her talk show where she came into our “living rooms every single day for 12 years” to deliver a daily dish of the latest celebrity gossip.

At the height of success, Williams left the limelight but admitted in the trailer that she would love to return to TV.

"All I know is how to be famous," she said in a radio interview. While speaking with her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., she shared, "I want to be back on television."

Although Williams desires to return to her spot on daytime television, her son spoke candidly about his mother’s health condition.

"My mom has done a great job making it seem like everything is OK always, but in reality, there's something wrong going on," Hunter explained.

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In another scene in the trailer, Williams shared how the last few years have had a devastating impact on her financial situation.

"I have no money. And let me tell you something, if it happens to me, it can happen to you,” she warned.

During her public battle with Graves' disease and a very public divorce from her husband and former manager Williams claimed that very few friends reached out to her during this crisis.

“Anyone can look at her and tell this is not just alcohol, there's something more going on,” said a family member during the trailer.

The New Jersey native first came to prominence in the 1990s as a controversial radio personality who was not afraid to ask the most embarrassing or tough questions to or about celebrities. She would gain legions of fans during her stints at both Hot 97 FM in New York and Power 99 FM.

In 2008, Williams took her skills from radio to daytime TV and premiered The Wendy Williams Show, which, at the time, was only available in select cities. After the show's breakthrough success, she signed a national syndication deal with Fox in July 2009. Eventually,  the show became a huge hit and was even picked up by BET.

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