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Fans are expressing their concern for Wendy Williams on social media after Friday’s episode of her talk show.

The 56-year-old host’s performance left some people confused, and also thinking about the infamous Halloween episode of her show in 2017 where she passed out live on air. In today’s show, viewers said she had the same look in her eye that she did then. In addition to that, she talked very slowly, even walked very slowly (while wearing comfortable Nike Air Max sneakers) and struggled with long pauses and unclear commentary. The worrying behavior can be seen within just the first few minutes of her opening Hot Topics segment:

People had a lot to say about not just the Hot Topics segment, but the entire show:

“From the time she came out you can see something isn’t right,” said commenter @LWalkerSkinner. “Don’t they tape early in the day? Whatever it is , it’s too early to be using it. Please someone take care of her. Don’t let this continue.”

“She’s been this way since the start of the new season…but it [sic] getting worst [sic] by the day,” said @herggwrites. “I think she’s using again and they are enabling her for that check!”

As for Twitter user @JoHorrible, she simply asked, “WHAT IS GOING ON WITH @WendyWilliams RIGHT NOW?!”

Williams’s health has been a rollercoaster over the last few years, prompting her to take hiatuses from her show.  She’s also apologized at times for appearing out of it on camera due to medication for her thyroid issues, Graves’ disease and more. We’ll have to wait and see if she will address her performance on Friday’s show next week, but fans are just hopeful that everything is okay with the star.

Hit the flip to check out reactions to everything, as well as a rundown of her health and her comments on her wellness problems over the years.

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“Wow! #WendyWilliams show today is a total train wreck,” said commenter @philtrueblue who was shocked by Wendy’s state. “Wtf is going on. Is she over medicated, drunk, high or all the above. It was painfully obvious today. Get better Wendy.”

“Wendy always says just dress her up, get on her makeup & wig and push her thru the double doors. Please stop pushing her thru the double doors anymore,” said commenter @vernydale about today’s awkward showing from the talk show queen. “Slurred speech, unsteady, Sandra instead of Shondra, and so on. Clearly she is high and needs help.”

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While some were truly concerned, others just really wanted to know what was going on with the talk show host.

“Something is definitely wrong with Wendy Williams. She was off AF today. High, Drunk, Overly Medicated, something was big time off today,” said user @shannon_sense.

“@WendyWilliams I love you and watch you. But what is going on with your delivery?” asked user @DrThomp82823890 about her performance on Friday’s episode. “It’s slow, weak and not entertaining. Are you high on this Fridays show?”

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 18: Wendy Williams seen out walking in Manhattan on February 18, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

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Twitter user @Anasa1971 was one of many consistent watchers and Wendy Williams Show fans who were concerned about the host and claimed Thursday’s show was off as well.

Not sure if it’s just me, but @WendyWilliams seems a tad off her game. She appears medicated or intoxicated. I hope not because I’m an avid watcher, but something isn’t right. #WendyWilliams”

User @HRHCBW2 said “Someone needs to check on @WendyWilliams these last two shows have been a train wreck. #wendywilliamsshow #sayingaprayer #oooooochile”

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on December 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for New York Women in Film & Television)

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In 2018, Wendy apologized to fans for slurring her speech during an episode. It was around the same time she did episodes in a sling after fracturing a bone in her arm.

“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar,” she said in an Instagram post. “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. 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. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement 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%. 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.”

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“I feel a hundred percent better than I was a few months ago. I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,” Williams said of her Graves’ disease diagnosis.

“It came from me neglecting my six month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don’t necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago,” she added.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 28: Wendy Williams at Apple TV+ event at Lincoln Center on October 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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On top of dealing with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, Williams revealed in 2019 that she was also dealing with a lymphedema. However, she said things were going to be fine.
“Lymphedema, by the way, I’ve been diagnosed,” she said in response to unflattering paparazzi photos that got people talking. “It’s not going to kill me, but I do have a machine — and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all. It’s lymphedema. I’ve got it under control.”

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With her health issues piling up, Williams shared after her Graves’ disease diagnosis that she was going to start taking better care of herself.
“I love doing the show, but I love me more. So I’m going to take care of me, so I can be there for them,” she said. “We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of, you know, home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves. And it’s really unfortunate.”

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In 2019, Williams shared that she was living in a sober living house in NYC to help her get a handle on addiction issues.
“I have been living in a sober house,” she said at the end of her talk show. “When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street to my Pilates, two hours a day, you know I like to take care of my body. And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment, I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and it just stopped. But there are people in your family, it might be you, who are struggling, and I want you to know more of the story. So this is my autobiographical story, and I’m living it, and I’m telling you this.”

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“After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings, all around town in the Tristate area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she continued when speaking of her sober house living situation. “They don’t know I’m Wendy, they don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs. There’s no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. And it’s been really interesting, this ride. Only Kevin and Kevin [Jr.] have known about this. Not my parents. Nobody! Nobody knew because I looked so glamorous out here. But after I finish my appointments seeing my brothers and sisters and breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in here in the Tristate with a bunch of smelly boys who’ve become my family. They hog the TV and watch soccer. We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room and I stare at the ceiling and I fall asleep, to wake up to come back here to see you. So that is my truth.”

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Wendy Williams has also been honest about her struggles with drug addiction in the past. She battled with addiction to cocaine and alcohol. In a PSA released last year for The Hunter Foundation, she encouraged others going through the same struggles.
“If you’re an addict or a substance abuser, don’t be ashamed — help is here for you or a family member or a loved one. Call. Don’t be ashamed, there is hope. I’m living proof.”

Whatever is going on, we hope that Williams is able to push through it and take care of herself. Her health and wellness has to come before her show.

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