NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Wendy Williams attends SiriusXM Town Hall with Wendy Williams hosted by SiriusXM host Karen Hunter at SiriusXM Studios on July 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Wendy Williams clearing air live at Atlanta Symphony Hall September 7

Tickets go on sale August 9 at noon

Originally posted Thursday, August 8, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Talk show host Wendy Williams - typically the one dishing out the dirt - has been buried in a muddy pit of her own this year including rehab over addiction and a pending divorce. 

So she is capitalizing on her travails by doing a tour dubbed “For the Record...Umm Hmm! Tour.” 

She will be at Atlanta Symphony Hall September 7, 2019. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, August 9. It’s characterized as a “live taping” on the website. No pricing yet. The ticket prices for a comparable date at New Jersey Performing Arts Center range from $40.75 to $90.75.

She recently postponed two dates in St. Petersburg and Detroit

She also did a free show at Buckhead Theatre last year to celebrate her 10 years on TV. 

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Her 2019 has been messy by all accounts. She took a three-week hiatus in January from her syndicated talk show  (which airs in Atlanta on Fox 5 at 11 a.m. weekdays) after she was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, an auto-immune disorder. 

In March, she announced she was living in a sober house following rehab of an unspecified addiction. 

In April, she served papers to divorce her cheating husband Kevin Hunter, which came after 22 years of marriage. And Kevin’s alleged mistress was having a baby to boot.

In May, her 18-year-old Kevin Jr. and his dad got into an altercation, resulting in Kevin Jr. being arrested for assault. The case was recently dismissed.

Plus, her New Jersey home is now up for sale for $1.895 million while she enjoys the single life in Manhattan. 

She recently told Sirius XM’s “Sway in the Morning” about her feelings regarding her pending divorce:  

“I want a divorce like yesterday, I want a divorce two months ago, three months ago. Whenever I found out, four months ago,” she said, noting she wants to keep their relationship amicable. “I want a divorce, and I want to be friends with Kevin. I mean, and not because we have a son but because that was real love. I still love him just not in that way.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.