The Daily Beast reports:
Wendy Williams often appeared incoherent in the months leading up to the cancellation of her talk show, and then had to be repeatedly reminded that the program had been axed, according to a new report that sheds light on her battle to stay on the air.
Sources said Williams spent the summer of 2021 in and out of hospitals but continued to insist she was fine, even as it became clear to those around her that her once-sharp mind—which for 13 years kept viewers entertained every day for half an hour of unscripted shit-talking—was faltering.
Even after the cancellation was announced, a confused Williams reached out to Debmar-Mercury executives multiple times wondering why her show had been axed and asking when she could return. Each time Williams contacted them, it was like she was having the conversation for the first time.
“She was saying things like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait, I’ll be back with you really soon,’ but it was obvious to anyone watching that she was not going to be back really soon.”https://t.co/MwF15PCl5C
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 17, 2022
This is a rough read – Inside the final days of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’https://t.co/ClHyYVYocV
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 17, 2022
Have now read the Wendy Williams cover story twice, it’s that wild and upsetting. Impeccable reporting by the always stellar @laceyvrose of a truly awful situation for all involved. https://t.co/tLiBGc21A1
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) August 17, 2022