Where is Wendy Williams now? TV host says she is 'better than ever' after alcoholism battle

Where is Wendy Williams now? TV host says she is 'better than ever' after alcoholism battle
Wendy Williams has returned home after spending nearly two months in a wellness center (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA: Wendy Williams has returned home at last. The former daytime TV star who entered rehab in August to improve her health has reportedly gained resilience and overcome her struggles with alcoholism.

Williams' alcoholism issues were so severe, a source who spoke to The Sun claimed, that she required intensive therapy in a Malibu wellness center for nearly twice as long as her team had originally estimated before her discharge was made public on Tuesday, October 18. Williams' representative Shawn Zanotti said, "We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August," as reported by The Sun. Williams' crew revealed that the host was receiving treatment in the middle of September, but according to a source, she had already been there for approximately a month prior to that.

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An insider close to Williams later revealed, "Alcohol has been a real struggle for her over the past several years. She is battling severe alcohol abuse mixed with serious health issues." She received care for "extreme alcohol abuse. There are no other drugs involved. She has had numerous doctors who have told her for years 'If you drink, you'll die,'" the insider added.

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Wendy Williams attends Spotify x Cash Money Host Premiere of mini-documentary New Cash Order at Lightbox on February 20, 2020 in New York, New York.
Wendy Williams attends Spotify x Cash Money Host Premiere of mini-documentary New Cash Order at Lightbox on February 20, 2020 in New York, New York (Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images for Spotify)

The insider claimed, "She never really wanted to stop and the people around her in New York have allowed her to keep drinking." Williams had been suffering and making slow progress after two months of therapy, according to one source.

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The source said, "She is doing marginally better. The problem with Wendy is that once she gets the impression that she's better because she doesn't have alcohol in her system that she can just take over the world again. The issue is that her alcoholism and the damage it has done to her health is much more severe than that. She really needed long-term recovery." 

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According to a source close to Wendy's family, the former host is currently in no condition to sign contracts or do business in any way. The source said, "There has been a lot of shuffling and moving Wendy around and there are people who have been using her and using the state that she's in to manipulate her into doing things."

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"Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects. She wants to say 'thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever,'" Zanotti's statement concluded. 


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