Wendy Williams won’t be returning to TV as quickly as planned.
The morning show host announced this weekend that she’s pushing back her show’s return a week because of her fractured shoulder.
“After fracturing her shoulder, Wendy is on the mend and wants to return pain-free and be 200%, delivering the best show that millions of viewers tune-in to watch,” the show wrote on its Instagram page.
Before going on a pre-scheduled holiday hiatus, Williams had to apologize to fans for slurring her words on-air after she had taken painkillers to treat her injury.
“I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week,” she said on her show. “I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement [sic] of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%.”
Williams, 54, and her show will return Monday, Jan. 14.