WENDY Williams’ brother slammed her show as “garbage” without the ailing host as her mysterious months-long hiatus continues.
In a five-minute long video, posted to a private Wendy Williams Facebook fan-group, Tommy Williams, 54, went off on The Wendy Williams Show’s rotating hosts, while asking if members of the group wanted to take part in an online forum to show their appreciation for his sister.
Tommy lambasted the show in its current Wendy-less form.
“I think the show is garbage without her- to say the least,” he said before adding: “Trying to be as respectful as possible.”
Wendy’s younger brother clarified his stance further by adding: “It’s no dig at the people who are there, they’re just not Wendy and I’ve grown accustomed to seeing Wendy operate that show and handle it in such a way that was just patented by her.”
The 57-year-old host has been absent from her show since the start of the season in September.
Tommy added of his famous sister: “There is no other. I mean there are plenty of people that are talented, let them go out there and call the show their name and put a show in their name… You know, and let that, let that go.
But I think Wendy’s show definitely needs a rerouting, and they need to figure something else out,” Wendy’s brother added, before signing off.
The show has had a series of rotating guests filling in for the troubled host.
Fans have seen Sherri Shepherd, Leah Remini and Michael Rappaport take the helm of The Wendy Williams Show in recent months.
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HOW THIS HIATUS BEGAN
The Sun was first to reveal that Wendy had been transported to a New York hospital in September of 2021 following a 911 call for a person in need of psychiatric services.
Soon after, the daytime talk show host quietly hired crisis public relations mogul Howard Bragman.
Meanwhile, The Wendy Williams Show would release four statements between September 9 and October 12, blaming her absence from her show and any promotional duties on a breakthrough COVID case, “ongoing medical issues,” and symptoms from Graves’ disease.
On November 8, the show’s Instagram released a statement from the 57-year-old host saying she was still coping with health issues, and as a “woman of a certain age” she knew to listen to her doctors and that “right now, Wendy has to focus on Wendy.”
It was the only statement that purportedly came from Wendy since the start of the season.
HOW THE LAST HIATUS STARTED
The Sun exclusively reported earlier this week that at the start of the pandemic lockdown in 2020, the host allegedly struggled with her addiction issues which spiraled into a dark and troubling incident in May of that year.
Just before the host’s team claimed she was hospitalized for Graves’ disease that month, Wendy experienced a disturbing episode with a handful of people present as she was working from home.
According to sources, Wendy’s manager was summoned to her penthouse apartment after she had appeared unwell during a Zoom show taping earlier in the week.
Her manager and a small group of confidants arrived to the host’s home to lend support to the struggling talk show queen.
According to multiple sources, Wendy had stripped naked in her room and was shouting vulgar comments.
The eyewitnesses looked on in horror, and immediately called healthcare workers.
After medical personnel arrived at the home, Wendy allegedly grew more aggressive.
The host was eventually taken to the hospital, where she would remain for weeks.
Reps for Wendy and The Wendy Williams Show did not respond to The Sun’s multiple requests for comment.
Wendy’s current absence from the show started in September of last year.
WILL WENDY RETURN?
In 13 seasons, this is the longest the host has been off the air, and she has yet to address fans in any real way since the show went on summer break on July 12, 2021.
As Wendy fans continue to hope that she will return to host the remainder of the season, The Wendy Williams Show announced that the roster of fill-in guest hosts will continue through the end of January 2022.
Meanwhile, there has been no announcement on the possibility of the show being renewed for another season.