The season 13 premiere of the “Wendy Williams Show” has been delayed again.
The statement released on Thursday says the talk show host is no longer battling breakthrough COVID, but she is still dealing with “ongoing health issues.”
Wendy will not be returning with new shows on October 4.
She has been and continues to be under a doctor’s care and is still not ready to return to work.
We plan to return with new shows on October 18.
Her breakthrough COVID case is no longer an issue and she has tested negative, but she is still dealing with some ongoing medical issues.
See the original statement below.
Season 13 of the “Wendy Williams Show” was originally slated to premiere on September 20.
Initially, it was announced that Wendy was unable to promote the new season due to “ongoing health issues.”
Then, it was announced that she had a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and the show would be pushed back to October 4.
The news of the latest delay comes literally one day after they promoted her return.
Wendy was reportedly hospitalized and treated, but it was a statement from her brother, Thomas Williams, Jr., that caused eye brows to raise.
He said in a YouTube video:
I did speak with Wendy. She’s stabilized, she’s doing alright.
You know, I can’t give all the blow by blows. I told her I’ll never proceed her voice through the show. But I do thank you all for the kind words. I really do believe and have the faith that Wendy’s going to make it.
It’s not an easy fight. It’s not one that individuals always win. Sadly, come November, we are on the anniversary of my mother passing. It’s not easy. This isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. But, she’s doing well; she’s stable, I have spoken with her. We are hanging in there.
Whatever Wendy is going through, I pray she keeps fighting to get better.
However, with all due respect, I think they need to stop announcing new dates for the show’s return until she’s ready.
At this point, it feels like they are giving her a timeframe to get her shizznit together.