Wendy Williams has checked back into rehab for treatment for her substance abuse issues, amid her fallout with production company Debmar-Mercury, Page Six has learned exclusively.
“It’s gotten worse,” our source shares. “She went straight from alcohol to vodka.”
It is unknown where Williams is being treated, but she had previously sought help from centers in Florida and Long Island City, New York.
We are told that Williams’ health and addiction issues worsened after the production company of her former daytime talk show reportedly “refused” to seek her help.
“They turned their backs on him,” our source now explains. “He had too much control over such a weak person.”
Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter previously claimed on Page Six that Debmar-Mercury would not engage in any behavior that would take the 58-year-old shock jock away from her once coveted purple chair.
“Debmar will not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter told us in July. “They wouldn’t sign anything that would aid in his recovery efforts.”
Hunter, 50, further claimed that Williams’ family participated in an intervention of sorts with Debmar-Mercury, during which he and the group discussed how to assist Williams in his battle with alcoholism.
“They sat in a meeting with her entire family, including her now-deceased mother, and would not sign off on recovery efforts, which would also help Wendy to recover and live and be sober,” he told us. . “He basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show.
Concerns about Williams’ health and fitness arose in early August when the former radio host claimed she was married to an NYPD officer.
“Things are really off. It’s not the same Wendy … she’s withdrawn like crazy and her family in Florida is very concerned for her,” a source told Page Six at the time.
Amid the drama in her personal life, Williams’ public life also suffered, as she entered a public battle with her bank, Wells Fargo, after she ran out of her accounts. In response to the drama, his former attorney claimed in a lengthy statement to Page Six that Lori Schiller, Williams’ former financial advisor, “left” him to “die”.
Schiller never responded to the claims.
Williams struggled with substance abuse early in her career. She calmed down and remained so until she reappeared in late 2018 or early 2019. At the time, she went on hiatus from her show for two months, but claimed it was to treat her Graves’ disease. He later entered a half-house to help him maintain sobriety.
“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look very glamorous here. Tri State [area] With a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”
Williams’ representative confirmed to The US Sun that “How are you doing?” The host is in a “wellness facility” so that she can “manage her overall health issues.”