Friday, May 24, 2024

Wendy Williams Issues Apology After Slurring Speech On-air; Friends Concerned She’s Self-Medicating

*Wendy Williams announced earlier this week that she fractured her shoulder and it’s her latest health challenge that’s got staff, fans and those close to her concerned there are bigger issues going on. 

“You all notice that I sit a lot. I love to have several seats,” Wendy said in response to viewers who questioned her new sedentary hosting style. “I don’t just sit here. I’ve been sitting in the audience, I sit to do demo projects as well. You know why? ‘Cause I want to. ‘Cause this is my show and this is how I want to do it.  I bust my ass on this show every single day.”

She added: “There is not a talk show host day or not that does it better than me. I’m not running so hard anymore. … It’s my party. Welcome to it. And in terms of how I’m feeling, I’m feeling swell.”

But sources close to Wendy aren’t convinced she’s “feeling swell” and believe her battle with Graves disease is masking other serious issues.

via Twitter @WendyWilliams

“She’s wobbly all the time, and has been cussing out Whoopi Goldberg behind-the-scenes — without Whoopi being anywhere near,” an inside source exclusively tells

“[People close to Wendy] suspect she might be self-medicating (either with opioids or prescription pills),” the source continues. “[The staff] is routinely having to adjust to her health issues — i.e. not walking out for the beginning of the show, zoning out during segments, etc. They’re really embarrassed about the whole situation.”

During her Hot Topics segment on Thursday’s show, Willams slurred her words (see clip above) and apologized Friday morning — blamed the bizarre behavior on a reaction to medication she’s taking to deal with the pain from a hairline fracture on her upper arm.

In a lengthy post on, Wendy wrote:

“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.”

She added:

“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%.”

She concluded with: “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!”

Meanwhile, a source also says Wendy’s husband’s alleged mistress might be pregnant.

“She’s allegedly pregnant and still living just down the street from their house. Word around the show is that they’re going to divorce sometime now that little Kevin has gone college.”

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