Wendy Williams recently returned to her hit talk show after a three-week hiatus, tearing up as she thanked staff and fans for encouraging her through her health troubles. Both supporters and detractors have speculated as to whether her Graves’ disease is the real reason for the impromptu break, including Power 105’s Charlamagne Tha God, who shared his opinion during The Breakfast Club’s “Rumor Report” segment.
“Glad you got a handle on your health, and please let the record show everybody is watching you closely now. So if you slip up again, people are gonna know it’s not your health. OK?”
“What, you don’t think she has Graves’ disease?” co-host Angela Yee asks.
“Just saying people are watching her closely now,” he responds. “So if she slips up again, people will know it’s not her health,” later adding, “I’m just saying hypothetically, it could be drugs.”
He also responded to a fan who felt mentioning possible drug abuse was a low-blow.
I don’t care what you think but if it turns out I’m right please tweet me tell me you apologize ok? Have a Blessed Day.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) March 20, 2018
Williams has been very open about her past cocaine addiction, telling InTouch, “I was a functioning addict. I’d work from 3 in the afternoon until 7 at night, get off and party until 7 in the morning—then sleep until 2, go to the radio station and do it all over again. People around me knew, but nobody ever said anything to me. Nobody had the guts, which is shocking to me.”
Charlamagne previously co-hosted radio show The Wendy Williams Experience with Williams.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.