Wendy Williams Feels 'Hurt and Sickened' As Her Show Was 'Abruptly Ended' Amid Health Battle
Wendy Williams still feels hurt after losing her long-running show, "The Wendy Williams Show," amid her health battle.
On June 17, "The Wendy Williams Show" aired its final episode as the team moved forward with a new program under Sherri Shepherd. It still paid tribute to Williams to mark her record-breaking television run.
But after losing it, the talk show host is reportedly hurt and sickened by the way her show was abruptly ended.
A source told The Sun that the host went through a tough week after seeing the show's finale. It purportedly felt horrible as she looked at how things ended.
"Imagine if this was your baby that you've built all these years. How would you take it? And it is everywhere and it's viral that it's all over and it's in your face - of course, she is hurt," the source went on.
What was worse is that her iconic billboard in New York City was removed one day after the show's last episode. Viewers also expressed their dismay as they found it disrespectful to end "The Wendy Williams Show" without the original host.
They noted that the "tribute" was nothing but a montage of Williams' episodes in the past years.
Wendy Williams' Ex Slams Production Company
Aside from the fans, Wendy Williams' ex-husband Kevin Hunter also spoke up after feeling upset with how the host's production company handled the show.
Debmar-Mercury reportedly failed to protect Williams and let the series end.
"I know the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making the show such a success, [and] I am not happy with the way the show is going out on a personal level and I am truly sorry that the show's fans have to see it go down the way that it is," he said, per OK Magazine.
Williams had been absent from her show in the 2021-2022 season due to her Graves' disease diagnosis.
Williams' thyroid disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, can reportedly cause severe problems if left untreated. She also became subject to other health-related rumors, including early-onset dementia.
Her younger brother, Tommy, quickly debunked the claims and said they did not have concerns regarding her mental state.
Meanwhile, Williams had since proclaimed that she would not watch Shepherd's new show.