Wendy Williams Apologizes to Fans for ‘Less Than Stellar’ Show

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Wendy Williams is addressing an incident that occurred on air.

After slurring her words during Thursday’s taping of The Wendy Williams Show, the 54-year-old television personality took to Instagram that evening to apologize for her performance.

“To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar,” she wrote. “I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer.”

The mom-of-one then addressed her recent hairline fracture, stating: “As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price.”

Williams decided to take pain medication before Thursday’s show, despite the “better judgment” of her co-workers.

“I’ve never taken pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week,” she added. “I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgment of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being.”

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After thanking supporters for their “genuine concern,” the former radio personality promised a “better Wendy in 2019.”

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To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today's show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!

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Following Williams’ message, fans took to Twitter to wish her well.

“@wendywilliams whatever is going on?” a fan tweeted. “I hope you feel better.”

“Sugar you did nothing wrong yesterday. I knew instantly when I saw your arm in a sling that you must be in pain,” another person added. “Such a festive time as it were, the show must go on. Nobody can say nada.”

“I actually feel really bad for Wendy Williams,” someone else said.

Unfortunately for the New Jersey native, her health has suffered in recent years.

After fainting during an October 2017 taping, the outspoken host revealed that she’s battling Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism.

On doctor’s advice, Williams decided to put her show on hiatus for three weeks. The leave of absence started on Feb. 22 and ended on March 19.

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