Injured Wendy Williams Apologizes After Slurring Her Words During Show, Twitter Asks: “How You Doin’ For Real?”
Wendy Williams filmed her last show before the holidays this week, and fans are saying she went out with the wrong type of bang.
The 54-year-old recently shared that she suffered a stress fracture in her shoulder, causing her to miss Monday’s show. Despite the discomfort and hiding her arm in a sling in her shirts, Williams tried to soldier on for her viewers with her last few shows. But her most recent episode, featuring an interview with The Lox, didn’t go well. She was, at times, stumbling over her words, leaving long pauses when she would speak, her eyes were wider than before, and she sat in her chair throughout the entire show when she often stands to do the Ask Wendy segment and more.
And her interview with The Lox was awkward, starting within the first 10 seconds:
Fans took to Twitter to express their concern, like this young woman:
And after enough people took to social media (including YouTube clips of the episode) to say that something is seriously off, Williams decided to apologize for a substandard show.
“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar,” she said. “I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life.”
Williams claimed that her decision to take pain killers to deal with the agony of her injury and to make sure the show could go on was the reason for her somewhat loopy behavior.
“In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week,” she said. “I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement [sic] of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being.”
“I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%,” she added. “Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today’s performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care.”
She assured fans that she will take full advantage of the holiday break to ensure that she comes back in much better shape for herself and her fans.
“I promise you a better Wendy in 2019,” she said. “I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!”
This isn’t the first time Williams has had to speak out about what’s going on with her in terms of her health. We know about her fainting spell last Halloween, and the three weeks she had to take off to take care of her thyroid issues. Williams also recently spoke out when fans questioned why, for the last few weeks honestly, she was doing so much sitting and seemed exasperated at times. She was pretty defiant in her response.
“So it has come to my attention…that you all are noticing that I sit a lot,” she said last week. “I love to have several seats. I don’t just sit here, I’ve been sitting in the audience, I sit to do demo projects as well. You know why? Cause I want to! ‘Cause this is my show, and this is how I want to do it.”
Hit the flip to see the many opinions and worries of Wendy watchers concerning the host’s up and down health: