Wendy Williams surprised many of her fans Tuesday morning when she tearfully announced she’d been living in a sober house.
During her show, she shared the news. Although the talk show host previously said she’d overcome her addiction to cocaine many years ago, she’d never received professional treatment.
“I have been living in a sober house. … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past,” she said during the end of the show. “I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t how except God was sitting on my should and I just stopped.”
She said she wanted to know more about people dealing with addiction.
“There are people in your family or it might be you who have been struggling, and I wanted to know more of the story,” she explained. “I see my brothers and sisters caught up in addiction, and they’re looking for help ... It’s been really interesting this ride.”
She said only her husband and son knew she has been living at the facility. She did not reveal how long she’s been there or how long she planned to stay.
When the news broke, people took to Twitter to share their thoughts. A few expressed shock.
Others supported the media maven and sent well wishes, calling her “honest” and “brave.”
During her speech, she also announced her non-profit organization, The Hunter Foundation, which provides resources for drug addiction, launched a 24-hour hotline. Supporters commended her for helping others.
Some fans said the announcement confused them. Williams’ emotional message did not explicitly state whether the television host was living at a sober house to seek treatment or to conduct research for her foundation.
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