Wendy Williams says she’s “ready” to work again after battling health problems for months that have kept her off the air from The Wendy Williams Show.
In a interview Thursday with Good Morning America, the daytime diva addressed rumors about a decline in her physical and mental well-being.
“There are private things that I have to deal with and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing,” she said by phone while speaking with T.J. Holmes.
She also discussed her ongoing legal battle with Wells Fargo Bank, which froze her accounts for two months amid claims that Williams was “of unsound mind.”
“They say that I need somebody to handle my account. And I don’t want that,” Williams said. “I want all my money. I want to see all my money that I’ve worked hard for my entire life. My entire life. I don’t lie, I don’t cheat and I don’t steal. I am an honest, hard-working person.”
The bank requested a conservatorship because it believed the television host is unable to make her own financial decisions.
The freezing of accounts has reportedly affected Williams’ employee payroll and mortgage payments.
Despite her health and legal problems, Williams said she’s determined to return to television.
“This is what I would love to say to my Wendy watchers: Keep watching because I’m going to be back on the Wendy show bigger and brighter than ever,” she said.
As previously reported, current guest host Sherri Shepherd has been tapped to take over The Wendy Williams Show timeslot in the fall with her own talk show titled Sherri.
Multiple guest hosts including the former The View co-host have filled in for Williams since the Oct. 18 premiere date for the current season.
Shepherd quickly emerged as a fan favorite and has returned to fill Williams’ purple chair multiple times.
The original premiere date for this season was pushed back several times due to Williams contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19, complications from her previous diagnosis of Graves’ disease, and other issues.