Amid her husband’s cheating scandal and a health scare, Wendy Williams has been absent from her talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” for the last few weeks. Her return to the show has now been pushed back again due to an injury the host sustained in December.
Despite the turmoil, Williams, 54, is anticipated to return to work on Jan. 21, producers have confirmed to Variety. The show was initially slated to return Monday, then pushed to Jan. 14, as reports indicated Williams need more time to recover from a fractured shoulder.
The talk show has been running reruns since Dec. 24, but starting Jan. 14, the show will bring on a panel of “Hot Talkers” to replace Williams until her return.
“As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein told Variety. “Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”
During her injury, it was reported by Radar Online that William’s husband Kevin Hunter had allegedly impregnated mistress Sharina Hudson. The couple has denied these claims.
Williams’ shoulder injury is far from her first medical episode in the public eye. In October 2017, she was caught on camera fainting during a taping of her talk show. Williams later addressed her actions, saying she was dehydrated during the event.