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Wendy Williams Is 'Stressed Out' & 'Lonely' As Talk Show Premiere Looms, Insider Claims 'It's Way Too Soon'

Sep. 28 2021, Published 7:08 p.m. ET

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After it was revealed The Wendy Williams Show is set to return Monday, October 4, following a few setbacks, a source is squealing host Wendy Williams might not be ready to return to the iconic purple chair.

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“She shouldn't be filming yet — it's way too soon,” a source spilled to The Sun, adding: “She’s stressed and she’s lonely. Wendy has enough money, she’s single. She needs to go get clean and enjoy her life.”

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The insiders concern comes after OK! reported on Tuesday, September 28, 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!”

Fans of the beloved daytime diva praised the announcement. “Can't wait. I need my Wendy with my coffee in the morning 🥰,” one user wrote, while another commented: “I prayed so hard for you to get well and I am excited to see you and welcome you back! Yessss Aunty Wendy!”

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The 57-year-old’s return to TV comes after she was released from a Manhattan hospital last week after contracting COVID-19 and battling some mental health issues.

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After Williams contracted the deadly virus, her team released a statement saying, "To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by the SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th. In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled."

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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.”

Williams has been very open about her struggles with mental health and her ongoing battle with Graves disease — an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones.

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In February 2018, the controversial talk show host revealed she had been suffering from the debilitating disease for years. The disorder causes anxiety, tremors, as well as puffy or bulging eyes.

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