Wendy Williams is back.
The TV personality returned to hosting her eponymous show after over two months of absence. Wearing a blonde bob, with a wad of gum in her mouth, the show host shared a vague story about the health reason behind her hiatus.
“I’m doin’ better now, let’s get started,” she told her excited audience as they cheered for her. “Thank you, I missed you too. I didn’t know what to expect when I hit the block today. I didn’t know if you would wait for me, whether you would understand. I had no idea what to expect. Thank you so much for waiting for us.”
“You know, I’m not exactly a hypochondriac, but I might be a hypa,” she began, adding that she had felt “thyroidish” around the end of her holiday recess. “If I cough I’m thinking I’m dying.”
“I’m 54, and not for nothing, even though you feel 25, honey, you know, you’re still your age on the inside,” she said.
She continued, “I just wanted to take some time for myself,” and went off a tangent talking about how she was accompanied by her husband and son (both named Kevin Hunter), the healthcare system in the U.S., that she was at home, taking thyroid meds, meditating, and that she had been going to the gym for two hours a day, seven days a week.
“I don’t know how this outfit is reading on TV but Mother has not gained a pound,” she told the crowd.
She concluded by apologizing that it took “40 or 50” days to return to air. “It’s not gonna happen anymore and I feel good,” said Williams.
And then she launched into a discussion of Jussie Smollett, whose case she had clearly been dying to talk about in front of a national audience as it unraveled last month.
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