Wendy Williams Speaks Out Amid Concerns Over Her On-Air Behavior

Wendy Williams has a message for her fans.

During the Monday (October 26) episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the 56-year-old talk show host issued a statement, seemingly addressing her on-air behavior after fans raised concerns about her health when she struggled to speak during the Friday (October 23) episode of her talk show.

“I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you. I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it’s still work and effort put in for the hour that I’m out here with you," she said on Monday. "I guess every day is not perfect, but I am not a perfectionist. I am not perfect, but I do appreciate you putting in effort to watch us."

"I love entertaining you and it's not easy. It is not easy," Williams added. "You're a tough crowd."

During Friday's episode, Wendy called Adele "Ho-dele," took long pauses before speaking, slurred her words, and trailed off mid-sentence a few times, causing fans to speculate about her sobriety.

“Look at her eyes,” one fan commented after the episode was uploaded to YouTube. “Poor woman it’s so obvious that she’s high.” Another added, “On a serious note I think Wendy has relapsed and is depressed deep down because of the divorce and then being quarantined ALONE by herself!”

Wendy's former DJ, DJ Boof, also spoke out about her on-air behavior after the Friday episode, replying to an Instagram user's comment that claimed that Wendy needed to stop her show and "seriously get help."

"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," DJ Boof wrote "I feel sorry for the workers and victims."

In March 2019, Wendy revealed that she was living in a sober house, telling viewers, “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”

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