Wendy Williams has reportedly checked back into a wellness facility to treat her substance abuse issues amid plans for her big comeback. As the news comes amid the famed TV host's fallout with the production company, Debmar-Mercury, she's allegedly getting worse.
In a statement, Wendy Williams is said to have found an "in-patient treatment program" to treat her "overall health issues." This move is part of her preparation for her major comeback, planning to take her career to the next level.
"She is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with 'The Wendy Experience Podcast,'" a press release issued on her behalf read, via UsWeekly.
The 58-year-old star is now getting treatments from a group of some of the best doctors in the world. Her team is asking for prayers and well wishes for the broadcaster during this difficult time.
So, how is Williams today? A source told PageSix that she's allegedly getting worse, going from wine to straight-up vodka.
The insider claimed her health and addiction issues have worsened after her former daytime talk show's production company "refused" to get her help. The tipster added that they have turned their backs on her, having "too much control over someone so vulnerable."
Her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, previously told PageSix that Debmar-Mercury had no plans to get involved in any issues that would take his former wife away from her iconic purple chair. The company wouldn't support Williams' recovery efforts with her family or even sign anything that would help her rehabilitation.
Hunter added that the DJ's family attended an intervention with Debmar-Mercury and discussed how they would help her battle her alcoholism. But wouldn't sign off on the recovery efforts that would aid her to get well, live a normal life, and be sober.
In fact, Hunter claimed that Debmar-Mercury said that if the shock jockette wouldn't stop drinking, she would lose her show. There are no words about the facility the writer is getting treatment from, but she has already sought help from centers in Florida and Long Island City, New York.
Williams has been in the headlines for a variety of reasons. Aside from her brutally honest opinions and on-air spats with her guests, she has also faced several health and personal issues. She used to be addicted to cocaine at the beginning of her career and recently battled Graves' disease, hyperthyroidism, and other illnesses.