Wendy Williams' Representative Quashes Hospitalization Rumors Amid Health Speculation
Contrary to recent claims that television host Wendy Williams was hospitalized twice in the past month, her representative Shawn Zanotti has come forward to refute these allegations.
In a statement shared on May 20, Zanotti clarified, "I can confirm that Wendy Williams is not in the hospital, as reported. I can also confirm she is not in New York, as reported." However, the location of the 58-year-old former host of "The Wendy Williams Show" remains undisclosed.
Prior to this, sources disclosed to The U.S. Sun that Williams had a couple of stints in a medical facility in the past two weeks. "Wendy first went into the hospital about two weeks ago. She was released briefly last weekend, and she went right back in," a source was quoted as saying.
Another source disclosed that her family was aware of her supposed hospital stay but remained in the dark about the reasons behind it. The second source added, "All I know is she is in the hospital right now, and it's not rehab. I don't know which hospital."
These revelations come in the wake of Williams withdrawing from a high-profile speaking commitment. She recently pulled out from a $25,000 speaking engagement at the Atlanta Women's Expo scheduled for May 20. Amid increasing conjecture about her health, this decision drew attention.
"We regretfully have to inform you that Wendy Williams would not be appearing at The Ultimate Women's Expo in Atlanta on May 20th, 2023," Zanotti announced on Friday.
Jane Sands, the event's publicist, expressed understanding and gratitude towards Grammy-winning R&B artist Monica, who stepped in as the Keynote speaker in Wendy's stead. Sands said, "We look forward to releasing those details when they are confirmed."
An insider suggested that questions about Williams' wellness and her ability to fulfill her professional commitments have been swirling. They shared, "Wendy's ability to perform has been rocky at best. She can put together a sentence one day but not the next," and went on to express concerns about her future recovery.
These developments and comments made by Zanotti were first reported by Page Six.