Wendy Williams Tests Positive for COVID-19, Postpones Show’s Return – The Hollywood Reporter
Wendy Williams has examined constructive for COVID-19, a press release posted on her discuss present’s Instagram account revealed Wednesday.
“Whereas persevering with her well being evaluations, Wendy has examined constructive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” the assertion stated. “To permit Wendy time to quarantine and absolutely get well and to make sure that our manufacturing abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we count on to start the thirteenth season of The Wendy Williams Present on Monday, October 4th. Within the meantime, repeats will likely be scheduled.”
The thirteenth season of The Wendy Williams Present was initially anticipated to start on Sept. 20. The announcement follows the present’s earlier replace on the host’s well being: “Wendy is coping with some ongoing well being points and is present process additional evaluations.” The present added on the time that Williams would “not have the ability to full her promotional actions” however would “be again in her purple chair” in time for the premiere.
Williams took an prolonged break from her present in 2019 to deal with her well being after a shoulder harm and problems from Graves’ illness. The host shared that she was recognized with the immune dysfunction, which impacts the thyroid, in 2018. Williams additionally suffers from hyperthyroidism. The present was additionally on hiatus final yr amid the pandemic.
The daytime discuss present has been renewed by Fox via 2022.
Williams’ analysis follows Hilary Duff and Melissa Joan Hart who’ve additionally just lately revealed breakthrough COVID-19 circumstances.