Season 13 of The Wendy Williams Show is finally returning but without Wendy Williams.
A statement from the show read, “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.”
The statement continued, “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 also added, “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.”
There have been rumors that Nick Cannon will be the fill-in host.
The Wendy Williams Show was originally set to return Sept. 20 but was pushed back to October 4. The new date is now Oct. 18.
TMZ reported Williams, 57, was voluntarily admitted to an NYC hospital on Sept. 14 for a psych evaluation. The outlet also reported she had the coronavirus but was vaccinated and asymptomatic. However, she has now tested negative for COVID-19.
We wish Wendy Williams a speedy recovery.