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Wendy Williams Responds To Fans After Her Recent Erratic Behavior Sparked Concerns About Her Well-Being

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Wendy Williams has always been somewhat erratic, but after a really strange performance that triggered some doubts about her well being on social media, Williams had no choice but to speak out.

A 30-second clip posted by Twitter user @SierraKiloUSMC showed some very strange and worrying behavior from Williams’ show on Friday, 10/23:

Many of Williams’ fans immediately took to Twitter to voice their concerns:

And according to some behind-the-scenes accounts, what is happening on the outside isn’t even close to what the people involved with the show behind the scenes are dealing with.

Her former longtime DJ, DJ Boof, said on an Instagram gossip page:

“Y’all have no idea what’s really going on and everyone there is afraid to speak up because they don’t wanna lose their jobs.. this is going to play out bad.. I feel sorry for the workers and victims. Have a blessed day.” 

Williams was forced to address the strange behavior on Monday’s show.

“I appreciate you watching, but it’s, you know, even after all of these years: It’s still work,” she said to home viewers.

“You know, an effort put in for the hour that I’m out here with you. I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”

Williams has struggled with a cocaine addiction in her past, which she has been previously open about:

“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” she said, on last year’s segment.

“I had a struggle with cocaine in my past, and I never went to a place to get the treatment,” she said. “I don’t know how except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”

In January of this same year, Williams also announced that she would be taking a three-week hiatus from the show in order to deal with her recent diagnosis of Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disorder which results in an overactive thyroid.

Others, such as Sharon Osbourne, said that Williams’ behavior was “sad” and that they were hoping she would seek further help.

Hopefully all is well, but if not, our energy is focused on Ms. Williams receiving the help she needs.


Written by Mike Walsh

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