Wendy Williams was seen for the first time after saying she’s healthy and ‘ready’ to get back on TV.
via: Page Six
The “How You Doin’?” talk show host was spotted at Newark Airport with her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., to fly back to Miami, where she has been holing up for months, TMZ reported Tuesday.
Williams wore her signature oversize black boots, a yellow North Face jacket and a Yankees baseball cap. Notably, she was not using a wheelchair like she had been for some months, but an eyewitness told the outlet that her son had to assist her to their flight.
When the duo landed in Florida, Williams was overheard telling a fan that she was working to get her eponymous talk show back.
The conversation echoes the claims she made during a phone interview with “Good Morning America” last week.
“This is what I would to say to my ‘Wendy’ watchers: Keep watching because I’m going to be back on the ‘Wendy’ show bigger and brighter than ever,” Williams, 57, declared.
However, when asked to clarify, production company Debmar-Mercury referred us to the press release announcing Sherri Shepherd’s new show, “Sherri,” which is taking over permanently for “The Wendy Williams Show.”
A source close to Debmar-Mercury also told us it is “100 percent committed” to Shepherd’s show this fall, having locked in slots with Fox and already developing plans to expand to other station groups.
Our insider did add that if and when the company felt Williams was ready to return to a daily live show, Debmar-Mercury would support her, but it certainly would not be in three months as Williams stated because all of the company’s time slots are filled.
During her phoner, Williams said her absence now is due to “private” issues that have nothing to do with her health.
“There are private things that I have to deal with, and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing,” she shared.
The “Wendy Williams Experience” author has been on a hiatus from her daytime talk show since July 2021.
Sending Wendy well wishes.