Wendy Williams Thanks Fans For Concern Following Weird Behavior
If you’ve been watching The Wendy Williams Show recently, you’d know she fractured her arm and missed some shows earlier this week. Trying to power through, Wendy made it to work for the rest of the week after resting on Monday–but many fans noticed that the host was acting really odd during Hot Topics. So odd, in fact, that Wendy’s Youtube channel never uploaded the footage like they usually do.
Some of the behavior that has fans concerned–including Williams slurring her words, looking confused, and not being able to properly get her words out–is present in her interview with The Love, which you can watch here.
The questionable behavior got fans worried, thinking back to the time that Wendy fainted live on air after behaving in a similar way. The host even brought out a chair for her to sit in while she did “Ask Wendy” with her audience members, raising suspicions that she couldn’t even stand up.
It looks like fans weren’t the only ones to notice that Wendy’s behavior was super off, because she ended up addressing the incident just a few hours after Thursday’s episode aired. Williams took to Instagram to post both a thank you and an apology to fans:
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To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today's show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!
Wendy attributes her slurred speech and slowed reaction time to pain medication for her arm fracture, which she said she’s never taken in her life. She goes on to say that she appreciates everyone’s genuine concern and promises a “better Wendy in 2019.”
Feel better, Wendy!