DWTS Cast Member Enters ‘Wellness Facility’

A “Dancing With the Stars” contestant from season 12 has entered a wellness facility.

On September 14, 2022, Page Six reported that Wendy Williams had entered rehab for substance abuse points. However, Williams’s rep Shawn Zanotti advised Heavy that Williams is “looking for assist to handle her general well being points.”

“She is taking a while to give attention to her well being and wellness as she prepares for a serious comeback for the following degree in her profession with ‘The Wendy Experience Podcast’. Ms.Williams is being handled by a staff of a few of the greatest medical doctors on this planet. We ask on your prayers and effectively needs throughout this time,” learn a press launch despatched to Heavy by Zanotti.

The determination for Williams to go search assist comes simply months after it was introduced that she would not be internet hosting her long-running speak show. According to Vox, there have been a number of setbacks on the show over the previous couple of years because of some well being considerations, and manufacturing firm Debmar-Mercury finally determined to switch Williams, asserting that Sherri Shepherd could be taking up the show.

“Sherri” debuted on Monday, September 12, 2022, based on Entertainment Tonight.

Williams, who was beforehand recognized with Graves’ illness and lymphedema, based on Entertainment Weekly, has struggled with substance abuse all through her profession and whereas she had been sober for a while, she relapsed about two years in the past, based on Page Six.

Here’s what you could know:

Williams Has Been Candid About Her Substance Abuse Struggles

Over the years, Williams has spoken out about her dependancy points.

In July 2018, Williams opened as much as Entertainment Tonight, referring to her previous self as an “addict.”

“I used to be a functioning addict although. I might report back to work on time and I walked in and all of my coworkers, and together with my bosses, would know however as an alternative of firing me, you see, I might seize my headphones and arrogantly stroll into the studio and dare them fireplace me as a result of I used to be making scores,” she advised the outlet. At the time, Williams was sober.

Less than a 12 months later, she revealed that she had suffered a relapse.

“Well, for a while now and even immediately and past I’ve been residing in a sober home. … And I’ve had a wrestle with cocaine in my previous. I by no means went to a spot to get the therapy. I do not know the way, besides God was sitting on my shoulder and I simply stopped,” Williams advised her viewers in March 2019, based on the Daily Mail.

Williams Didn’t Know Her Show Was Ending

It hasn’t been a simple 12 months for Williams. In August 2022, Entertainment Weekly reported that the previous speak show host needed to be advised “a number of instances” that her show was ending.

Days earlier, The Hollywood Reporter printed a chunk on the “ultimate days of ‘The Wendy Williams Show'” wherein her rep stated that her shopper was “on the highway to restoration.”

“It has been no secret that Wendy has battled with dependancy over time however at the moment Wendy is on the highway to restoration and therapeutic herself from her continual sicknesses and her grievances of the previous,” spokeswoman Shawn Zanotti advised the outlet by way of e mail.

“What we do know is that Wendy has a historical past of continual sickness that she has publicly spoken about,” she added.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with a number of individuals who had labored on “The Wendy Williams” show.

“Everybody on that employees and crew witnessed every kind of issues,” one individual advised the outlet.

“[Staffers would] discover bottles [of alcohol] up within the ceiling tiles and different bizarre locations within the workplace,” another person stated.

Even extra lately, Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter advised Page Six that producers at “The Wendy Williams Show” “refused” to assist Williams.

“Debmar wouldn’t help Wendy’s restoration efforts with the household. They wouldn’t log out on something that will’ve helped her restoration effort,” Hunter advised the outlet.

“They sat in a gathering together with her entire household, together with her now-deceased mother, and wouldn’t log out on the restoration efforts that will’ve helped Wendy additionally get effectively and stay and be sober. They principally stated, ‘If you do not cease consuming, you are going to lose the show,'” he additional defined.

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