Wendy Williams said people are saying “crazy” things about her mental and physical health, vowing to be back on air following an announcement her talk show was over after 14 seasons of “The Wendy Williams Show.”
The 57-year-old talk show host called into “Good Morning America” Thursday and addressed reports around her long absence from her show and said she is “absolutely” of “sound mind,” when asked by the reporter about her reported health struggles, including her battle with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, reported by the outlet.
“When people want control of their accounts, they say anything, including something crazy like that about me,” Williams explained. “[My] health is very well. And I’ve actually had a few appointments. You know, I’m 57 now and I have the mind and body of a 25-year-old.”
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The TV personality also talked about her financial battle she said she’s in with Wells Fargo. In court documents Williams is reportedly prohibited from getting access to “several million dollars” since she’s “of unsound mind,” reported People magazine.
GMA noted that Wells Fargo wanted a conservatorship for the former TV host who it claimed was the “victim of undue influence and financial exploitation.” She has denied the allegation.
“They say that I need somebody to handle my account and I don’t want that,” Williams explained. “I want all my money. I want to see all my money that I’ve worked hard for my entire life. My entire life. I don’t lie, I don’t cheat and I don’t steal. I am an honest, hard-working person.”
When pressed by the reporter why she thinks her bank has done this, she talked about wanting to spend more time with her family.
“You know, I want to spend more time with my family and, you know, working out and waiting for the responses to my money situation [with] Wells Fargo,” the “Think Like A Man” star explained. “And they don’t like that.”
She was also asked when she thinks she might be back on the air as she explained she’ll be back “bigger and brighter” than ever.
“I’m very comfortable,” the former host said. “You know, my partners with the show — everybody’s ready. Give me about three months. There are private things that I have to deal with and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing.”
“Keep watching,” Williams added in a a message to her fans. “I’m going to be back on the Wendy show. Bigger and brighter than ever.”
In February, producers announced the former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd would be replacing Williams on the talk show and in the fall will launch her own show “Sherri,” due to Williams’ reported health struggles, reported the Hollywood Reporter. She last hosted the show at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season.
“It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues,” Williams’ PR rep, Howard Bragman, shared in a statement at the time. “She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time. She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show.’”
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