The King of Queens actress shared a photo with the RuPaul’s Drag Race judge via Instagram showing the two prepping for the Tuesday, November 30, live show, and fans immediately wondered where the former The View cohost was.
“Let me know when Sherri’s back,” one user commented on the show’s official Instagram account, while another wrote: “Just canceled all my recordings of this show!!! Until you bring Sherri back or our love Wendy is on … I'm not watching!.”
Others are just awaiting for the day Williams returns to her iconic purple chair. “Not either one of them again! Can't wait for #wendywilliams to come back @wendyshow no one can do her show like her.🙌🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽,” a user wrote, while another suggested: “Wendy should work via zoom!❤️.”
The Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama In Your Life author has been MIA since season 13 premiered in September as she is battling a health crisis. She originally stepped back to deal with “ongoing health issues” before being rushed to the hospital for "psychiatric services."
The 57-year-old, who previously contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19, is also said to be dealing with complications from Graves’ disease.
"In fact, when Sherri Shepherd took over she not only retained all of Wendy’s fans but also brought in a whole new audience too," the insider continued. "This is why the search has changed from finding a temporary replacement to a full-time one."