Wendy Williams isn’t planning to ignore her drawn-out absence.
The morning talk show host will address her extended hiatus when “The Wendy Williams Show” ultimately returns on Jan. 21, Page Six has learned.
Williams was originally set to start filming again on Jan. 7, but she announced last weekend that she was delaying it a week to Jan. 14 to make sure she was “200%” after fracturing her shoulder. It was then reported on Thursday that she pushed it back another week.
The 54-year-old TV personality left fans worried when she began slurring her words on-air during a December episode. Williams later apologized and blamed the painkillers she had taken to treat her shoulder.
“I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week,” she explained. “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%.”