AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams seemingly needs more time to rest to recover from "serious" health complications. The daytime diva's absence from "The Wendy Williams Show" will continue through January 2022 as her talk show announced a lineup of guest hosts.
On Wednesday, December 8, "The Wendy Williams Show" official Instagram account announced a number of celebrities who will guest host the show in January. Fat Joe and Remy Ma will guest host during the week of January 3. Michael Rapaport will then host a week, followed by duo Kym Whitley and Finesse Mitchell in week 3. Sherri Shepherd will finish out the month, hosting from January 24 through 28.
In the comment section of the post, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote, "Wendy must be very very unwell." Another chimed in, "Yesssss to Joe and Remy getting a week but can we get a video message or something from Wendy?"
"So when are y'all planning to announce Wendy isn't coming back??? Because it's getting kinda obvious, at least to me," a separate person believed that Wendy will not come back to her iconic purple chair. Another Instagram user asked, "Omgosh, when is Wendy coming back???"
In a press release, David Perler, the Executive Producer of the show, said, "We're looking forward to producing new and exciting shows in 2022 and we can't wait to return in the new year with all of our guest hosts." He added, "Each of the outstanding guest hosts brings a unique and distinctive style to the successful 'Wendy' format with their individual personalities while also making sure that Wendy's show remains consistent for the loyal Wendy watchers."
Earlier this month, Wendy seemed to be doing better as she was spotted walking on her own, putting the speculation that said she's confined to a wheelchair to rest. At the time, the TV hostess was seen walking barefoot when leaving a wellness center on December 1.
Wendy could be seen holding onto a male aide's hand as she made her way out from a building into an awaiting car. When the paparazzo asked if she's sad that her show is being canceled, while it's actually still airing with a rotating roster of guest hosts, she remained silent.
The paparazzi then wished her well, saying, "Everyone does hope you feel better," to which the 57-year-old TV personality replied, "Thank you! Thank you very much." After the paparazzo asked her again, "Are you doing okay?" she responded in the third person, "Wendy is doing fabulous." She then teased there's "more Wendy stuff" on the way in the future before closing the car's door.
Wendy has not been able to return to her talk show since she tested positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19 in September. As she continues to recover from "serious" health complications, a number of celebrities namely Sherri, Leah Remini and Michael Rapaport have filled in as guest hosts.