Wendy Williams CLINGS to bodyguard & 'struggles' to get in a car after host's ‘hospitalization while her show's ending’
WENDY Williams was spotted clinging to a bodyguard as she “struggled” to get into her car following her recent hospitalization.
The TV personality’s outing came as The Sun exclusively revealed that producers are looking for a permanent replacement as the host of The Wendy Williams Show will allegedly “never return.”
In pictures obtained by The Sun, Wendy, 57, is seen on Thursday clinging to a bodyguard as she exited a treatment session at a wellness center in Miami, Florida.
The star appeared disheveled as she displayed messy hair and walked outside completely barefoot wearing only a red Versace bathrobe.
She clutched to the arm of her bodyguard – who also is her driver – as he helped her forward step by step.
While Wendy was not in too talkative of a mood, she did tell the photographer present that she is doing “fine."
After she was asked about reports that claimed she was leaving her famed talk show for good, the New Yorker vaguely responded, "lots more Wendy stuff,” though she did not elaborate.
Last week, a source exclusively told The Sun that production will announce early next year that Wendy is permanently leaving her purple chair after suffering from serious health issues.
Just as The Wendy Williams Show announced that fan-favorite Sherri Shepherd will be the fill-in to host for the final weeks before the holiday break, an insider alleged that the unofficial new motto is “new year, new show.”
“Sherri’s to lose. She is the number one choice,” the source said of who will be cast for the highly-coveted role.
Leah Remini also guest hosted for two weeks and will be followed by Sherri- which the show insider called these upcoming stretches as "auditions."
The source continued: “The deal will be done in the next few weeks and announced in January.
"Sherri is the frontrunner, and staff think it's all but a done deal with her."
The Sun previously reported that The Nick Cannon Show was possibly going to slide into Wendy’s time slot, but the source said the Masked Singer host’s ratings have been on the decline – while Wendy’s numbers are going up in spite of her longtime absence.
HEALTH BATTLE HORROR
Wendy has previously revealed she suffers from thyroid disorder Graves' Disease and lymphedema, which gives her swollen ankles and makes it difficult for her to walk even two blocks.
She has also admitted in the past to struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse, and last checked into rehab in 2019.
Back in September, The Sun was first to report that police received a 911 call from Wendy’s Manhattan building at 8 am about a “57-year-old female in need of psychiatric services.”
The Sun later reported that the TV personality had been “struggling with addiction” which led up to her hospitalization.
“Wendy was drinking every day, even while filming the show,” an insider previously revealed to The Sun.
As the daytime diva's health complications continued, the popular program was postponed from its original return date of September 20, and eventually aired with a rotating cast of guest hosts.
In other public outings that have been pictured recently, Wendy has been seen being pushed around in a wheelchair.
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