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Wendy Williams reveals drug abuse history: “I was high careening around Manhattan

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Wendy Williams is ready to return to the TV

Hollywood Nation: Wendy Williams is back on the road to her talk show after taking medical leave for the Graves ‘ disease and hyperthyroidism.

Wendy Williams does not seek treatment for her substance of abuse by an intervention — they got help because they are a public figure that would have made the news.

“I have never arrested by the police. To be honest, I was high careening around Manhattan and New Jersey high. I come from a two-parent family … I come from a good family and I have never felt ashamed of them, and plus I earned my career,” Williams told Page Six via the phone on Thursday.

“Look, I was very popular at that time, I decided to stop. If I were to be caught, that would definitely be New York Post front-cover,” she continued. “I woke up one day and I said,” Girl, you have to stop before it really goes.'”

She developed a cocaine habit while working in radio years ago.

Williams and her Hunter Foundation launched a new philanthropic campaign called Be, which will serve to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Daytime talk-show host strives for “light” to the fact that addiction is “not to your demise.”

“I lost a little more than 10 years of my life with regard to the abuse of the substance, but I am now in Season 10 [from “The Wendy Williams Show’]. I am married, I have a great career and a thriving business … it is not that you fall down, it’s how you rise. And if you have an increase, then you reach back. This is a reach back.”

Celebrating its 10th season of “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday, Williams said that she never expected that her talk show to endure.

“No, no! I talk how I talk. I think, how I think,” Williams said. “I love daytime TV, but there was no one on the TV does it just as me, so when I got the chance to do it, I said, ‘OK, well, I can only be myself. How long will this take?'”

Ten seasons later, however, Williams, who was diagnosed with Graves ‘ disease earlier this year, has learned how to take better care of themselves.

“I’ve learned to say ‘no’ more. In the first season, I said ‘yes’ to everything … I was a pleaser. Now I’m like ‘meh,'” Williams said. “I’ve learned to take care of myself. I am 54 years old, our son is off at college. It is me and my husband [Kevin Hunter].

“I’ve learned to say ‘no’ with no regrets.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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