Wendy Williams announced a three-week hiatus from her show to take better care of her health. On Feb. 21, the broadcaster discussed her “much-needed” break due to her Graves’ disease to viewers.
Now after two weeks away, Williams has revealed that she will be returning to The Wendy Williams Show on March 19. She also announced that her longtime friend Jerry O’Connell would be the guest host on the show until her return. O’Connell is an American actor with a career that expands across three decades. He is most known for his roles in Stand By Me (1986) and Jerry Maguire (1996).
Hey @MrJerryOC thanks for being my guest host while I’m out getting some much needed rest. See you all Monday, March 19th! XOX, Wendy
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) March 6, 2018
Love you Miss Wendy! We will Say It Like We Mean It! https://t.co/IYvkmCmyL4
— Jerry O’Connell (@MrJerryOC) March 6, 2018
In a statement to EW, Williams said “Jerry has been such a good friend to me and to the show. We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host…Can’t wait to get back in my purple chair.”
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