March 19, 2019
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On Tuesday’s episode of Wendy, Wendy Williams sent shockwaves through the audience when she revealed she was living in a sober house. “I have been living in a sober house. … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story.”
She continued her shocking reveal on this morning’s show saying, “Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.” Watch below.
The 54-year-old has been forthcoming about her addiction to cocaine in the past, telling Entertainment Tonight just last year, “I was a functioning addict. I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”
Williams health has always been a picture of concern for many, especially after announcing she was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease after fainting live on television last year. And then there was that mysterious leave of absence for almost three months due to a reported fractured shoulder.
Wendy has famously made a living over the last two decades and now on her daily talk show reporting and sharing her opinion on the lives of celebrities, from her sit down with R. Kelly where the singer reportedly revealed he couldn’t read or write, to shading The Clark Sisters and then apologizing to a multitude of others.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Wendy as she navigates through this very tough ordeal.