connectVideoWendy 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 is seeking treatment for addiction, she revealed on her show Tuesday.
“You know me as an open and honest person. You know that Kevin and I have the Hunter Foundation for the well-being of the people and we are newly started at 888-HUNTER number of people who are in the struggle of the addiction. Well, for some time, and even today, and furthermore, I live in a sober house,” a weeping Williams, 54, told her studio audience.
“When you see me at work to get glammed-up, after the show, I do Pilates … You know I have a battle with cocaine in the past,” she said. “I never went to a place to get a treatment. I don’t know how. God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped … there are people in your family, maybe it is … I want you to know more of the story.”
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The talk show host revealed that she goes to the facility after work and personal commitments daily and still live a “glamorous” life despite her struggles.
“After I go to the Pilates, I go to a number of meetings around the city in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters are caught in their addiction and looking for help,” she said. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care, I’m Wendy. there is no signatures, no nothing. It is the brothers and sisters caught in the struggle. It is really very interesting, this journey.”
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She continued, “Only Kevin [Hunter, Sr., her husband] and Kevin [Jr, her son] to know about this. And that is my truth.”
Williams revealed that she kept her battle a secret for the rest of her family and friends.
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“Not my parents, nobody. No one knew it because I look so glamorous out here. After I am done with my appointments … I am driven by my 24 hour sober coach back to a house that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly guys who are my family,” she confessed. “We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked 10 pm, lights out by 10 pm, so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth.”
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Williams had been absent from her show for the bulk of the beginning of 2019. They initially cited complications of Graves ‘ disease for her break.
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A rep for Williams did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.