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Wendy Williams to Take Hiatus from Talk Show Due to Health Concerns

Wendy Williams is going on a hiatus from her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, and there’s no return date yet for the show.

The talk show host was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in early 2018 and symptoms from the disease are causing her fatigue right now.

The show said in a statement, “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.”

Repeat episodes of The Wendy Williams Show will be airing until Wendy is well enough to return to the show.

Earlier this month, Wendy made a controversial comment about other TV hosts who have been working from home.

Wendy Williams Is Glad That Mary-Kate Olsen Is Getting a Divorce, Slams Her Marriage

Wendy Williams doesn’t have nice things to say about Mary-Kate Olsen and her marriage to Olivier Sarkozy.

The 33-year-old fashion designer is currently going through a divorce from Olivier, 50, and Wendy made comments about their relationship on her talk show.

“Good news for Mary-Kate Olsen — she’s getting a divorce. Normally we don’t cheer for something like that,” Wendy said on her show (via Us Weekly). “She had been dating this older man. He’s 50 … they were married for five years… He’s so tall and she’s so short. He always looked like he was dating his daughter.”

Mary-Kate and Olivier got married in November 2015 and she just filed an emergency order for divorce, though her request was denied.

Find out why the divorce between the former couple is becoming “heated.”

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Wendy Williams Says Other TV Hosts Filming From Home Look 'Disgusting'

Wendy Williams is known for saying plenty of controversial things and her latest comment is not nice at all.

The 55-year-old talk show host opened up to CNN about filming The Wendy Williams Show at home during quarantine and she also made a comment about other hosts who are working from home.

“Looking disgusting,” Wendy said about the other hosts. “I’m just saying.”

Wendy said that while she didn’t want to film from home at first, she realized this is just going back to her roots when she started as a radio host.

“If it wasn’t for radio, I could not do this quarantine thing from home properly,” Wendy said. “I’ve so enjoyed this 11, going on 12, years of doing the talk show with the studio and hundreds of people and clapping and the immediate response. I’ve so enjoyed that, but it is much easier for me as a host to be here at home, with no audience, because it’s always been about description. You know, I’ve been a radio host longer than I’ve been a TV host, so yes, right. Thank God for radio.”

Wendy revealed that she has one employee who comes into her home each day to set up the equipment, but she does her own hair and makeup.

“I have the same person come over every single day. He’s on time. He flips the switches, he sits over there, away from me. We get it done,” she said. “Then my computer shows a whole gang of people from production. … We work so well as a team. I’m enjoying this process.”

In another recent interview, Wendy talked about her rules for dating after quarantine ends.

Wendy Williams Reveals Her Post-Quarantine Dating Rules, Talks About Getting Married Again

Wendy Williams has a whole new set of rules for dating after quarantine is up.

Speaking with Billy Bush on Extra, the -year-old talk show host shared that the number onen rule was that “there will be no kissing on the first date. Even those rules have changed for me.”

Wendy also opened up about the possibility of getting married again.

If you remember, Wendy and her ex, Kevin Hunter, finalized their divorce in January.

“I am a hopeless romantic. I would get married again with a very simple prenuptial agreement,” she shared. “Basically, what’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine.”

Wendy added, “I wouldn’t walk down the aisle. I would like to get married in a hotel room…We don’t even have to go on a honeymoon. I don’t care.”

Wendy Williams Asks Dr. Oz If Sex During Coronavirus Is Okay & We Have the Answer

Wendy Williams is revealing what Dr. Mehmet Oz told her when she asked if it is okay to have sex during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 55-year-old talk show host was a guest on Dr. Oz‘s show, but the segment about sexual encounters was actually cut out of the episode due to a COVID-19 press conference.

“When I went to Dr. Oz, one of the things I talked to him about, I was like, ‘Dr. Oz, what do single people, including me, do about sex?’ Because as much as a wanted woman as I am, I’m not thinking about that. I don’t want anybody over here. I think condoms are something random. You know, what about the sweat and the shower?” Wendy said in a new video. “He ended up saying, ‘You know what? Hold out. It’ll be over soon.’”

The New York City government released safe sex practices during this pandemic.

Get every update about the Coronavirus and Hollywood right here.

'Tonight Show' & 'Late Night' Suspend Production Amid Coronavirus

[UPDATE: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is also suspending production. CBS said in a statement: “The Late Show has postponed production on the three original episodes scheduled for next week, which lead into a previously scheduled hiatus. We will continue to monitor the situation closely with plans to return on Monday, March 30.”]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers have shut down production due to the coronavirus pandemic, Deadline reports.

The New York-based shows – along with The Wendy Williams Show – previously announced that they would shoot with no studio audience.

The Tonight Show will tape an original episode on Thursday (March 12) with no audience. Late Night will not film an episode today, and an encore episode will air. A new “Closer Look” will be shown as a digital exclusive instead.

Starting on Friday, The Tonight Show and Late Night will halt production through their previously scheduled hiatus, which was planned for the week of March 23.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows as we get closer to the start of production,” NBC said in a statement.

The Wendy Williams Show producers wrote the following to their staff: “The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority. Considering the current escalation of the Coronavirus, production will be put on hold, indefinitely. However, the office will remain open for you to pick up any materials or personal items. In place of live shows we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again. Thank you for everything you do and please stay safe!”

Get the latest coronavirus updates here.

Wendy Williams Announces She Will Not Have a Live Studio Audience 'Until Further Notice' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Wendy Williams is no longer appearing in front of a live studio audience.

The Wendy Williams Show host made the announcement on social media on Tuesday (March 10) in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation, but in light of the current health climate, The Wendy Williams Show will not have a live studio audience until further notice. We will continue to produce a daily live talk show and look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right,” the statement reads.

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