Wendy Williams On Son’s Use Of Synthetic Marijuana: “He Got Turned Out”
Wendy Williams is never one to shy away from discussions about the havoc that her drug addiction wreaked on her life. And apparently, she’s comfortable enough to discuss the substance abuse issues plaguing those near and dear to her as well.
Monday, Williams revealed during a taping of her talk show that her 14-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr., briefly battled a synthetic marijuana addiction.
“It’s one of those pens where you don’t see the smoke, and you don’t smell anything,” Williams told her audience. “I’m trying to make funny on the tour, but in actuality my heart is breaking, and my kid could have been dead.”
The marijuana alternative has been in the headlines lately for its destructive side effects—including seizures, hallucinations and brain damage.
Sadly, Williams says that the teen was exposed to the drug by “a loved one who he looked up to.” She and her husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., eventually discovered that their son had been indulging in the substance after going through his bedroom.
“I was duped. Our kid had been smoking this mess. He got turned out…to the point where he went off the rails for a moment,” she said.
Williams concluded the segment by encouraging parents to be hands-on when dealing with their children and drug use. Thankfully, Little Kev was able to kick the habit after his parents took him to a rehabilitation facility outside of the country.
“To the parents and guardians who are watching right now, just talk to your kids. Fortunately, Kevin has two parents who took harness of the thing. We took him out of the country for holistic treatment. We didn’t want to pump him with psychiatric drugs,” she shared. “I’m glad to say our boy is on the good side of good now.”