'It’s gotten worse': Wendy Williams back in REHAB to focus on her health after months of erratic behavior
FLORIDA, UNITED STATES: Wendy Williams' publicist Shawn Zanotti exclusively told The US Sun that the troubled star checked into a "wellness facility" to help "manage her overall health issues" and "drinking problems." Apparently, the 58-year-old "is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast."
"Ms Williams is being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and well-wishes during this time," the rep continued.
Recently, another source had told the Sun, "Wendy can't stop drinking, she just can't." Following this, a second source close to the ex-TV star claimed her health is "failing". The source continued, "She can't stop drinking and she needs to stop drinking. It's just making her health problems worse."
“It’s gotten worse,” another source told PageSix. “She went from wine to straight up vodka.”
The photos of Wendy passed out in a New York City storefront window, next to a filled-to-the-brim champagne glass, had left her fans devastated last month. Shortly after, the US Sun posted pictures of the 58-year-old entering a local smoke shop before heading into a liquor store in New York City.
Debmar-Mercury, Wendy's long-time production company, issued a statement announcing that her show was officially canceled in June, with her Wendy's time slot going to her former guest host, Sherri Shepherd.
It was reported earlier that a New York judge appointed a financial guardian to oversee Wendy's finances in May, considering the star had no clear income or full control over her bank accounts since January. This finally brought her contentious battle with Wells Fargo to unfreeze her bank accounts to an end.
As a source explained, "The guardianship process is complete, which means the court appointed a financial guardian. Now it's up to the guardian, Wendy, and the court as to how she will be accessing her money."
MEAWW had earlier reported on the star being spotted outside her New York apartment looking thinner than ever, with the weight loss visible on her face and her cheekbones poking out, leaving her fans worried.