Media maven Wendy Williams does not seem to be getting better as quickly as we all thought.
Reports now claim that she will not be back as the host of her mega-hit talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” until next year.
The woman responsible for the exaggerated catchphrase, “How you doing,” will not return to her spot until 2022.
She took to social media to share a note with her fans and supporters. She posted on Instagram, “HOW YOU DOIN’? I MISS YOU ALL! As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected.”
“I’m a woman of a certain age,” she reasoned. “And I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready.”
Wendy Williams, despite her connections to the younger Hip-Hop generation, is 57-years-old. She started her career in the Golden age of the culture and has been a staple since the early 90s.
“I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I can’t be there. I also want to thank Debmar-Mercury and our stations for being so understanding and supportive while I work my way back,” she wrote.
“Most of all, I want to thank my fans. I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love! You are everything to me,” she ended her note. “I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy. I love you for watching.”
As she takes the steps she needs to be well, the community wishes her well.