Wendy Williams stripped NAKED on home sets of show in 2020, a year before hospitalization
Wendy Williams had allegedly been drinking everyday before she was finally admitted for hospitalization in the psych ward
Wendy Williams has been dealing with some psychological issues and has had to spend quite some time in the psych ward after a span of behaving erratically on the home sets of her daytime talk show. Due to the effect of the pandemic, Wendy brought her show 'The Wendy Williams Talk Show' tapings and audience to her $4.5 million New York City penthouse apartment in order to keep the show running.
The plan worked out well and the show went on but it was not too long before fans started noticing Wendy's erratic behavior that seemed to grow stranger by the day. Williams often appeared onscreen with just a robe on. On one occasion, she was even seen sobbing uncontrollably at the opening of her segment. A lot of viewers seemed to be enjoying the drama and became a regular audience of the show but the reality behind the screen was a bit more horrifying.
Sources reported that Williams had started drinking regularly and heavily, following the split from her husband Kevin Hunter who she had been married to for about 20 years. During a particular Zoom show taping at her house in 2020, Williams' manager had to be called following an incident where she had stripped naked in her room and was touching herself sexually while shouting obscenities.
Williams' manager and a small group of confidantes arrived to help the talk show host as eyewitnesses called healthcare workers to the scene. It was reported that she grew even more aggressive after she realized that help had been arranged for her. She was eventually taken to a hospital. No comments were made by her team during her time under psych ward care. Shortly after, it was announced that Williams has been showing symptoms of Graver's disease and would hence take some time off of her show to focus on her health and try to recover.
A lot of fans have showered well wishes and support following Williams' meltdown. However, people all over the Internet have also been talking about any other instances where Williams was seen behaving in very inappropriate ways. In October 2020, the host interviewed married actor Mike Epps, and opened up by saying: “You know, I always got special feelings for you...” Epps responded saying "Oh yeah? You know I got love. I got love for you." Williams proceeded to say "No, not I got love for you. I said special feelings for you," before she pointed to her nether regions.
Many such other instances have resurfaced in talks on the Internet and Williams herself is yet to make any comment of any of these as of now.