Could this be the end of The Wendy Williams Show?
After OK! spilled Wendy Williams is “stressed” ahead of the season 13 premiere on Monday, October 4, a source is saying this season could be the last.
An insider dished although this season has been delayed due to the daytime diva’s health issues, the show should have gotten word by now if the network was going to renew.
“Normally by now they would have announced the renewal long ago. But there is still no word yet beyond 2022,” the source continued, noting, “It was two years ago — in 2019 — when they announced that Wendy was renewed for this season, and here we are about to be at the start of it and yet there is no announcement on the show’s future beyond this season.”
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Speculation on the show’s future comes after OK! learned those close to the 57-year-old feel it might be too soon for her to return to the iconic purple chair.
“She shouldn't be filming yet — it's way too soon,” a source squealed, adding: “Wendy has enough money, she’s single. She needs to go get clean and enjoy her life.”
Earlier this week, after a few setbacks, the official Instagram account for the talk show posted a 20-second teaser, saying, “THE WAIT IS OVER! Season 13 starts MONDAY. You don’t wanna miss it!”
Concerns regarding The Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama In Your Life author’s health began to arise after she announced she was taking a pause from work commitments to deal with some “ongoing health issues on September 9.
Although it is unclear exactly what is wrong with Williams, she has been very open about her struggles with mental health in the past and her ongoing battle with Graves disease — in 2018, the businesswoman revealed she had been suffering from the immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones for years.