Wendy Williams is offering fans a health update after it was reported that for the first time, she was taking a sick day from her talk show, canceling the Valentine’s Day episode.
She took to Instagram in a turban and a robe, sipping on juice and surrounded by other liquids as she let her fans know that while she doesn’t feel good physically, she feels even worse about having to take some time off.
“It’s not the flu yet. I feel flu-ish,” she said. “It’s not a five on a scale of one to five. It’s not even a four. I do go to the doctors today to find out exactly what it is.”
The star can be heard struggling with her nose throughout the video. Still, she doesn’t look too bad, all things considered.
“I feel awful. I had to be talked out of not going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together,” Williams said. “Because I’m a thoroughbred. I have not taken off since we’ve started the show. And on radio, taking off? It was never my thing. I’d take the proper vacation time, two weeks here, two weeks there, whatever. But take off sick? What?! Never. Never.”
According to Us Weekly, Williams is taking the rest of the week off to focus on getting well, so the rest of this week’s tapings of her talk show have been canceled. A rep for the star told the publication, “Wendy is still experiencing flu-like symptoms and so she can rest up and get better, we have decided to cancel tapings the rest of the week.”
Williams has also canceled a scheduled appearance on the show Page Six TV.
Taking time off to get better may not be her preferred way of doing things, but her body will thank her later.