• Wendy Williams is “very comfortable” with the idea of coming back to daytime TV
  • The talk show host said she needed at least three months to settle some private things
  • Williams insisted that she was “absolutely” of sound mind amid rumors about her mental health

Wendy Williams wants her fans to know that she’s coming back to daytime TV even though Sherri Shepherd would be taking over her timeslot in the fall.

The 57-year-old American broadcaster appeared on “Good Morning America” Thursday for an interview via an audio Zoom chat. During her chat with T.J. Holmes, Williams made it clear that she’s coming back to her eponymous talk show.

“This is what I would [like] to say to my Wendy Watches: Keep watching because I’m going back on the ‘’Wendy Show’ bigger and brighter than ever,” she said.

Williams added that she’s now “very comfortable” with the idea of going back to work after her extended hiatus. She even noted that her “partners with the show” were ready for her return. However, when asked by Holmes if she was ready to host a show the next day, she said that she still needed more time to settle some “private things.”

“Give me about three months. 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 explained.

Williams stepped away from her working obligations in July 2022 as she needed time to recover from complications of Graves’ disease and other health issues, as per Deadline.

The talk show host also battled a breakthrough case of COVID-19, forcing producers to delay the 13th season of the show. Ultimately, the show kicked off its current run in October without Williams on her iconic purple chair. Instead, the show brought in different guest hosts to fill in for her.

Among the stars that hosted the “Wendy Williams Show” in the absence of the titular host was Shepherd, 54, who has since been announced as Williams’ official replacement. Come fall 2022, Shepherd will launch her talk show, titled “Sherri,” and it will air during Williams’ timeslot.

However, the producer-distributor of the “Wendy Show,” Debmar-Mercury, did leave the door open to resuming Williams’ talk show during the announcement of Shepherd’s takeover.

Meanwhile, Williams also addressed the ongoing rumors about her mental state amid her extended hiatus from work. She insisted to Holmes that she was “absolutely” of sound mind, and the speculations were from people interested in taking control of her financial situation.

“When people want control of their accounts, they say anything including something crazy like that about me,” she was quoted as saying by The Hollywood Reporter.

She continued, “They say that I need somebody to handle my account and I don’t want that. I want all my money. I want to see all my money. I 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.”

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