Wendy Williams' Friends 'Concerned' Former Talk Show Host Is Missing Medical Appointments Following Bombshell Sherri Shepherd Show Announcement: Report
Wendy Williams is starting to worry friends as she reportedly spirals from the bombshell announcement that Sherri Shepherd would be permanently taking over The Wendy Williams Show time slot in the Fall.
Following months of health woes suffered by the 57-year-old former radio DJ, producers announced on Tuesday, February 22, the famed chat fest will come to an end after its 13th season and be replaced by a new show simply titled Sherri.
Now, friends are worried that the former host — who is currently with her son Kevin Hunter Jr. in the Sunshine State — is neglecting her health after losing her show for good.
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"Wendy is missing her medical appointments down in Florida," a close friend told The Post. "People are very worried about Wendy and her wellbeing … We want to get Wendy back to New York City to get her back on track."
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Williams was forced to take an extended break from her famed purple chair after struggling with various health problems since last July, including complications in her battle with Graves' disease, a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and mental health concerns.
"A lot of people are concerned about Wendy right now, but it seems like things are getting worse," another insider connected to the show dished to the outlet of the mother-of-one's state of mind since Tuesday's announcement.
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"Wendy is pissed right now," the insider continued. "You have to understand her talk show was pretty much all she had. It was her passion, so now what?"
As OK! previously reported, a source spilled that Williams feels that the way the cancellation was announced was a "slap in the face" to her time on the show.
"Wendy has 2.6 million subscribers on her YouTube alone. That’s Wendy’s YouTube! She built that following, not Sherri, not the production company," a source pointed out.
"It was bad enough they canceled her show and gave Sherri her own daytime talk show which is set to take over Wendy’s time slot," the source continued, "It was a total slap in the face for it to be announced on Wendy’s show and her platforms."