AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams may need more time to recover from her physical and mental health issues, but she has assured her fans that she'll make a comeback someday via her spokesperson. According to "The Wendy Williams Show" host's rep, all reports claiming that she'll "never return" to her show are not true.
A spokesperson for the 57-year-old ailing host told Page Six that the stories about her health issues, including rumors about her losing her "spark," "barely functioning," as well as battling dementia, are "inaccurate." The rep also dismissed reports that she would never return to her show, noting that it's only people's "speculation."
Prior to that, a source spilled to the outlet that "a lot of the stories that you are hearing about Wendy are true and they are coming straight from the staff." The insider alleged, "It's one thing to see what we have seen in the studio, but it's another thing when certain staff members make it to her home. When the cameras and mics are off, the liquor comes out."
A separate insider claimed to The Sun that Wendy's spark is "gone." The source said, "That Wendy, who for ten years had that spark in her eyes, that cheeky grin and that little wink is not the same now," adding, "She's not always functioning like she used to be. She has days where she needs help eating, getting out of bed, and getting dressed."
"Sometimes she goes out in a robe and without shoes on, the old Wendy would never have allowed herself to be seen out like that," the informant added. The insider also alleged that Wendy doesn't always recognize people whom she's known for years. "There are people who Wendy knows, who have worked closely with her, and there are days that she has no idea who they are," the source revealed.
As Wendy hasn't made any appearance on the show since the daytime talk show's season 13 premiered last October, many fans urged the show's production team to give any update about Wendy. "Why won't anyone tell us when Wendy Williams is returning? Enough of these co-hosts already!!" one fan fumed.
"Where Wendy Williams? want her back," a separate fan commented. Another fan chimed in, "Wendy, your loyal viewers deserve an update. Just say something, good grief!" while a fourth accused Wendy of "letting her fans down" as she's "staying silent" about her battle with physical and mental health issues.
Wendy, who once allegedly stripped naked and sexually touched herself when filming her show at home before being hospitalized for "psychiatric issues," was most recently seen in her son Kevin Hunter Jr.'s social media post. In a boomerang clip posted by Kevin, the TV hostess, who wore a white hoodie and a pair of Daisy Dukes, appeared healthy as she had a plate full of healthy salad as well as a glass of fresh-pressed juice.
Previously, Wendy's brother Tommy Williams also stressed that he's fully confident his sibling's "not finished." He went on saying, "I'm on the outside looking in just like you all. She's not gone folks, she is just recalibration go. If Wendy weren't doing well, I wouldn't be sitting here smiling."