Wendy Williams Announces Talk Show Return After Hiatus 

Wendy Williams to return to talk show next month after extended break

Next month, talk show host Wendy Williams will make her highly anticipated return for the first time since December.

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After a lengthy health-related hiatus, The Wendy Williams Show announced a scheduled return for the fiery personality on Monday, March 4. 

“We so appreciate all of the guest hosts and panelists who filled in for Wendy during this time,” the production company behind the show, Debmar-Mercury, said in a Thursday news release. “These people are, and always will be, true family to the show. And we want to thank all of the loyal and supportive fans who have been with us for 10 years now.”

The 54-year-old has been out recovering from a shoulder fracture and other issues, including complications from Graves’ disease. 

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The immune system disorder is a result of the overproduction of thyroid hormones and can lead to anxiety, tremors, weight loss, fatigue, irregular heartbeat and more.

Though Williams has been fairly open about her health conditions — especially after fainting on live television last year due to dehydration — some celebrity news sites in December reported her friends were seriously concerned about Williams’ well-being.

“When I spoke to her, she just said she feels all of your love,” guest host Nick Cannon told a studio audience earlier this month. "And she knows that there's probably a lot of questions that haven't been answered and stuff but as someone who also deals with an autoimmune condition — I was diagnosed with Lupus before — I know that when you go through these things and these flare-ups and stuff, you never know. It's day by day.

“One day you can be strong, and the next day you can't even get out of bed,” he added. “She sounded so strong and she wanted to thank each and every one of you. And, yeah, we were tearin' up!”

The Wendy Williams Show will air repeat episodes next week and will return with original episodes featuring the iconic host starting Monday, March 4.

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