New reports allege talk show host Wendy Williams was relapsed on alcohol and hospitalized Monday after her husband’s alleged mistress gave birth to a child last week.
The Daily Mail received a statement from studio sources claiming to be connected to The Wendy Williams Show. The online media outlet said Williams checked herself out of a New York sober living home on Monday. Her sobriety coach, who was with her 24 hours a day, reportedly informed those close to Williams of her departure.
According to the source, Williams, who has previously struggled with alcohol and substance abuse, “was in a bad way and disappeared from the studio… she was found and was drunk, she was taken to the hospital.”
The Daily Mail also claims Williams was given IV fluids containing vitamins and minerals to correct nutritional deficiencies or chemical imbalances.
Despite her reported hospitalization, she was present for Tuesday’s taping of her daytime talk show.
A source told PageSix, “Wendy is not in a good way, everyone is so concerned for her. The sad thing is that she’s been working so hard to stay sober and she’s been so honest in her struggles with all her fans, and this just tipped her over the edge.”
The source added, “But the fact she still came to the set just shows how strong she’s trying to be.”
The talk show host’s reported relapse and hospitalization came days after Sharina Hudson, the alleged longtime mistress of Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter, gave birth in Pennsylvania last week.
Page Six and Daily Mail previously reported on the possibility of Hunter, 46, being involved in a long-term affair with Hudson. He has yet to publicly address the infidelity rumors or if he fathered Hudson’s newborn.
Earlier this month, Williams announced that she is living in a sober house. “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story,” she told her Wendy Williams Show audience.
She also addressed rumors about the state of her marriage.
“I want to shout-out to my husband. I’m still wearing my ring. Believe me you, when you’ve been with somebody for 28 years, married for 25 years— we know each other. He’s my best friend, he’s my lover – I know what you’ve been seeing, but hunty, let me show you who I fell in love with and who he fell in love with.”
In addition, she launched her very own national hotline earlier this month to assist in the ongoing drug and substance abuse epidemic.
EBONY has reached out for a comment from Williams’ team; we have not yet received a response.
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