WENDY Williams was “in a bad place mentally” that escalated just before she announced the abrupt hiatus from her show, The Sun can exclusively confirm.
However, a production source revealed to The Sun that a variety of factors led to her indefinite break.
“Wendy absolutely hates working from home so the quarantine has been really hard on her.
“She’s been struggling with it more behind the scenes than her audience realizes and it got worse the week before her announcement,” the insider said.
The source added that the hardships during lockdown “mixed with her symptoms from her condition” had put the star “in a bad place mentally.”
Wendy decided “she needed some time” and “couldn’t keep putting on her outgoing act for the camera,” the informant said.
Due to the star’s previous struggles with drugs, fans began to speculate if Wendy was seeking help for more than just her thyroid disease.
However, the source added that she “is not checked into a treatment facility anywhere at the moment.”
Reps for Wendy have not yet responded to The Sun’s request for comment.
Earlier this month, the show’s reps announced her break from hosting duties.
“Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease which is causing fatigue.
“In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment.
“We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the ‘Wendy@Home’ shows. More updates on a return date will follow,” the statement read.
The TV personality took more than two months off from her show last year but appeared on camera again in March 2019.
After her return, Wendy announced during an episode that she was living in a “sober house” to work on her struggles with drug abuse.
Fans expressed their concern for the host after she cried several times in recent weeks[/caption]
“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” she said trying to hold back tears.
”And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. And I never went to a place to get the treatment.
“I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped,” she revealed.
“After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area.
Fans thought Wendy was “slurring” her words just before she announced her hiatus[/caption]
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“And I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help. They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy,” she emotionally said.
Just days before it was announced she would take time off, fans worried about Wendy after she appeared to “slur her words” and look “out of it” on live TV.
She also alarmed fans after she broke down in tears several times on-air in recent weeks.