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WENDY WILLIAMS: “Won’t Be Returning”

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Wendy Williams will not return to her daytime talk show.

A backstage source sounded somewhat optimistic. (quote) “Her team are taking it one day at a time. Whether Wendy can return in the fall will depend on how her healing goes over the summer.”

Producers tapped Sherri Shepherd to be the “permanent guest host” for the remainder of this season.

Wendy’s leave of absence occurred during the final year of her contract. Her show’s syndicated company said they’d welcome her back — if healthy. There’s no guarantee. Especially considering the fact that her faltering health kept Wendy away from the stage since last summer.

An insider also denied multiple stories about Wendy’s medical status. (quote) “Reports of a stroke, drugs or addiction issues or a dementia diagnosis are all false.” (Variety)

 

Written by: Tony Williams

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