Wendy Williams Breaks Her Silence Following Announcement of the End of Her Talk Show

Wendy Williams has been absent from her namesake talk show as she continues her health struggles. Producers of her show confirmed that they were ending The Wendy Williams Show and having it replaced by one hosted by Sherri Shepherd. Now Williams is seemingly firing back after her representative made a statement on her behalf.

Wendy Williams smiling on the set of her talk show
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Wendy Williams claps back at Debmar Mercury

Williams has been relatively silent throughout her time recuperating from her health setbacks. The talk show host recently opened up an Instagram account where she shared a video explaining to her fans she was trying to get “stronger” to return to her show. However, this time, Williams shared a statement on her Instagram stories clapping back at her representative, Howard Bragman, for making a statement on her behalf.

“Mr. Bragman although I appreciate your concerns and respect you immensely I have not authorized you to make any statements on my behalf regarding my current status with Debmar Mercury. Again thanks for your continuing concern and support,” Williams posted.

Furthermore, Bragman released another statement following Williams’ Instagram Stories post that questioned the veracity of her words.

“I’m not honestly convinced of the source of that social media post, so when my old friend Wendy FaceTimes me personally and we alone have a chance to discuss recent events, together we can figure out the best path forward,” read Bragman’s statement shared by People.

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What did Wendy Williams allegedly say about her show’s cancelation?

After Debmar Mercury confirmed what was happening to The Wendy Williams Show, the television personality’s representative released a statement giving insight into her current situation.

“It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time,” Bragman said in a statement shared by Deadline.

Bragman alleged that Williams understood that the production company had to move forward without her as they couldn’t sell a show if they don’t have the star confirmed to return.

“She understands why this decision was made from a business point of view, and she has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time,” read statement added.

Wendy Williams in long straight blonde hair, wearing a yellow jacket
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Debmar Mercury talk about Wendy Williams

After 14 seasons, The Wendy Williams show is coming to an end following multiple health issues that the show’s host continues to battle. With no date in sight for Williams’ return, producers at Debmar Mercury moved forward by creating a new show with Shepherd as the titular star. The producers of the show are excited for Shepherd but find the moment bittersweet.

“This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at Fox,” Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement posted by Deadline. “We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing celebrities. Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations, and advertising partners to start making this transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”

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