Wendy Williams Confesses To Cocaine Addiction Back In Her Radio Days

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Jul. 19 2018, Published 6:12 p.m. ET

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Wendy Williams got candid about her cocaine addiction during an interview with ET. Keep reading to learn more about how she kicked the habit to the curb.

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Wendy revealed how her addiction started when she first began her broadcast career. She was working in radio when she began to abuse the drug.

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The 54-year old said, “I was a functioning addict though. I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and they wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”

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Wendy added that she struggled with trying to keep up with her wild lifestyle while also balancing work demands that took a lot of hard work and energy.

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“A functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized,” she said. “It’s a miracle I was able to stop.”

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Wendy is looking at her past in the rearview mirror and managed to move past her problems. She overcame her issues by finding the Hunter Foundation; an organization committed to helping young adults with drug addiction and rehab. They recently launched the "Be Here" campaign which was created to combat drug addiction and substance abuse in communities.

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