Sherri Shepherd Misses ‘Wendy Williams’ Hosting Gig to Undergo Emergency Surgery

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd will be returning to The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday after undergoing emergency surgery for appendicitis.

The actress and comedian uploaded a video on the show’s official Instagram account Monday, letting viewers know she is eager to get back to work. 

“Hi everybody. I am right here at New York City’s Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and I just had an emergency appendectomy. I don’t know  here it came from, all of a sudden I was in a great deal of pain. I came here to get some Metamucil and they said ‘We gotta take out your appendix right away,’” Shepherd said while sitting in a hospital bed and wearing a gown.

After thanking the medical staff, she continued: “I will be back tomorrow, ‘How you doin’? So grab a snack and come on back, without an appendix of course.”

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While Shepherd was out getting surgery, guest host and actor Michael Rapaport stepped in to take over hosting duties for Monday’s episode.

Shepherd is scheduled to host the rest of the week, and taped a recent promo dubbed “Merry Sherri Week.” She will then be back to host from Jan. 24 – 28.

As previously reported, Wendy Williams is on medical leave after contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and complications from her previous diagnosis of Graves’ Disease.

The daytime diva has not hosted a single episode since the show’s 13th season began in October.