Talk show host opens up about health issues, legal issues and returns in Good Morning America interview

Wendy Williams recently opened up about her physical and mental health and legal issues during an appearance on Hello America (GMA). Speaking to TJ Holmes in an audio interview, the TV show host mentioned that she was perfectly sane and healthy. She shared,

“Health is going very well. And I had a few dates. You know, I’m 57 now and I have the mind and body of a 25 year old.

The media personality also shared that she is ready to make a television comeback and may consider making a comeback in three months. She says,

“Give me about three months. There are private things I need to take care of and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing. Keep watching because I’ll be back on The Wendy Show, bigger and brighter than ever.

The latest update comes after Williams’ long-running eponymous program, The Wendy Williams Showwas canceled after 12 seasons and replaced by Sherri Shepherd’s SHERRY.

Williams’ show was originally scheduled to return with season 13 in September 2021. However, the premiere was delayed for the host’s extended hiatus due to ongoing health issues before being pulled from the airwaves for the remainder of the season.


Wendy Williams addresses legal and financial issues

In addition to her health update, Wendy Williams also addressed her legal and financial issues in her latest CMG maintenance. Wells Fargo last month deemed the TV personality an “unfit” person and said she needed guardianship to manage her financial affairs.

Williams was also reportedly locked out of her Wells Fargo account and denied access to her assets for more than two weeks. Speaking about the situation, the broadcaster said:

“When people want to control their accounts, they say anything, including something crazy like that about me. They say I need someone to manage my account and I don’t want that. I want all my money I want to see all my money I’ve worked hard all my life.

She further added that she is waiting for the situation to be resolved to spend more time with her family.

“I want to spend more time with my family, and you know, training. I’m waiting for answers about my financial situation and Wells Fargo and they don’t like it.

Wells Fargo has obtained permission from the guardianship court to keep the guardianship case “anonymous.” Wendy’s name would not appear on guardianship records as they would have an anonymous case caption. What do they have to hide? #UnfreezeWendy https://t.co/A6Ta98dfXQ

In their statement, Wells Fargo also claimed that Williams had been the victim of “undue influence and financial abuse” based on reports from his former financial adviser Lori Schiller.

The adviser also said Williams was ‘insane’ and claimed she had personally witnessed the ‘signs of exploitation’. All of these claims have since been denied by the TV host.

A member of Williams’ team also explained the situation and said the host wanted her son to be more involved in his financial affairs, but her decision was not well received by some insiders. They said,

“There was an internal person at Wells Fargo that Wendy was working with. Wendy wanted her son to start coming in and have a little more say and get a little knowledge of the inner workings of Wendy Williams so whoever was there was going to lose some of the access to Wendy that she had before and I don’t think she liked it.

Following the interview, CMG Host TJ Holmes confirmed that Williams was back in New York and wanted to stay in the city but didn’t want to join the show on camera.


Why did Wendy Williams take a break?

Wendy Williams took a break to focus on her health issues (Image via Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Wendy Williams took a break to focus on her health issues (Image via Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Wendy Williams took a break from The Wendy Williams Show in July 2021 to focus on his ongoing health issues. She was originally scheduled to return to her purple chair in September 2021, but failed to return after being diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID-19 while undergoing treatment for her autoimmune Graves’ disease.

The 57-year-old continued to face recurring health issues even after recovering from COVID and was also reportedly hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation. Sources also confirmed that the TV host was struggling with a “number of health issues” and was taking longer to recover than expected.

Despite several rumors surrounding Williams’ health and addiction issues, sources close to the broadcaster told The Hollywood Reporter in February that Williams does not suffer from dementia, stroke or terminal illness and does not had no addiction relapse.


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