Wendy Williams has reportedly pulled out of a talking engagement scheduled for this weekend as these near her allegedly proceed to fret about her well-being.
The 58-year-old media persona — who spent two months in rehab final 12 months after relapsing on alcohol amid different well being points — will now not communicate on the Atlanta Women’s Expo, organizers told The Sun.
“There’s a video from Wendy that can be performed Saturday, apologizing for the late cancellation,” a consultant for the Expo confirmed the cancellation to the outlet.
The Publish has contacted reps for Williams and the Expo for remark.
One supply alleged to The Solar that the previous daytime discuss present host’s crew had been going backwards and forwards for weeks on whether or not Williams ought to seem in entrance of a crowd.
“There have been questions on if Wendy was nicely sufficient to do it, and there was pushing by some to get her to Atlanta and to place her on that stage,” the insider mentioned.
“Wendy’s potential to carry out has been rocky at greatest. She will be able to put collectively a sentence in the future however not the following,” they claimed.
Earlier than the cancellation, the Expo’s website apparently learn: “Be a part of Keynote Speaker Wendy Williams as she shares perception into her trailblazing three-decade profession in leisure and a behind-the-scenes look into her inspiring journey of Life and the Pursuit of True Happiness on Saturday, Might 20, 2023, at 1:00.”
Final month, Williams was noticed in New York Metropolis with a digital camera crew, however her rep, Shawn Zanotti, claimed that “it’s positively not a actuality present.”
“After taking a protracted break, Wendy feels a few of the greatest days of her life had been in media,” Zanotti mentioned on the time. “She has been in media since her early 20s and needs to return to what she loves.
“Getting again to what she loves is one thing that’s necessary to her. Sure, Wendy is filming,” she continued. “Sure, she is gearing up for one thing and the specifics of that may’t be disclosed as of but.”
In the meantime, Williams’ pals are reportedly worried about the “new company” that she’s been inviting into her NYC penthouse.
“The true concern is when she has folks over her home. She has jewellery and designer purses laying round,” a supply alleged.
“Wendy is just not in the very best way of thinking so sadly folks will benefit from that.”
After claiming she was “better than ever” after in search of remedy for substance abuse points in October, Willams allegedly was noticed drinking alcohol again at an NYC homosexual bar — although her rep mentioned that she was “blissful” and “needed to have a good time as she has a brand new lease on life.”