The date has been set for Wendy Williams' grand return to the purple chair!
The announcement comes after the 57-year-old tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and took time off as she battled other health-related issues. As OK! previously reported, Williams' team postponed the season's original September 20 launch date after learning of the former radio DJ's diagnosis.
At the time, creatives behind the chat show took to Instagram on September 15, as they explained, "While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4."
The news of the show's return came as a relief for Wendy Watchers as reports were speculating that Williams would be hospitalized for "weeks."
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Following her hospitalization, a source told The Sun that the media personality would be “evaluated for weeks to determine what is going on with her, both mentally and physically,” and that the show's premiere date would possibly be once again delayed.
As OK! previously reported, prior to her coronavirus battle, concerns about Williams' health began to arise on September 9, after the show made the announcement that the broadcaster would not be taking part in promotional activities due to "ongoing health issues."
“Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations. She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can’t wait to be back in her purple chair on Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere," the message read.