Wendy Williams Hospitalized For Psychiatric Evaluation
Wendy Williams was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation one day before it was announced that the new season of her show would be delayed due to COVID issues ... TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Wendy tell us the talk show host was voluntarily admitted to an NYC hospital Tuesday for a psych evaluation. Our sources say Wendy has struggled with mental health issues for some time, so this was not a big shock.
On top of that, Wendy does have COVID, but she's asymptomatic, and doctors continue to monitor her physical health as well.
It's uncertain when she'll be released, but we're told her mental health continues to improve each day. And, our sources say, her COVID is still in check with no real symptoms
Wendy's 13th season was set to premiere Sept. 20, but that's been pushed to Oct. 4.
However, last week producers revealed she was dealing with "ongoing health issues" and would not be able to make it to promotional activities as she was being evaluated.
We've reached out to Williams' team ... so far, no word back.
Wendy Williams was reportedly taken to the hospital early this week for a mental health check,
A spokesperson for the NYPD told Page Six Thursday that they received a call at 8:43 a.m. on Tuesday requiring an ambulance to transport a 57-year-old woman residing at Williams’ Manhattan address for a psychiatric evaluation. The patient was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, the spokesperson told us.
The Sun claimed the unidentified woman was Williams; a rep for Williams didn’t return Page Six’s request for comment.
Amid the reports of her mental health check, a source told Page Six she is lonely and continues to struggle with her health.
“It has been a very difficult time for Wendy. She’s a single woman with very few friends. She lost her marriage, her mom, and is living alone,” our source shared.
“There is a lot on her plate.”
The premiere for the new season of Williams’ show has been pushed back to Oct. 4 from its original date of Sept. 20. Insiders told us the staff is learning from Instagram and news reports “like everyone else.”
Williams’ alleged hospitalization came one day before her show
for a “breakthrough case of COVID-19” while “continuing her health evaluations.” Last week, the “How You Doin’?” host skipped her promotional duties because of ” Williams previously has discussed several health issues on her daytime series, including her battle with Graves’ Disease and substance abuse, the latter of which lin 2019.
After Williams’ show announced she’d be skipping her promotional activities, a sourcethe former shock jock would make it to the premi
“People are tight-lipped about it, but there are whispers that she won’t be there,” one Wendy source told us.
Williams has yet to publicly comment herself on any of the health updates that have taken place over the last week.