KEY POINTS

  • Wendy Williams sparked health concerns after she appeared to trail off mid-sentence on her show Friday
  • During the Hot Topics segment, Williams became obsessed with the Shoe Cam music and called Adele “Ho-dele”
  • DJ Boof, who has worked with Williams, said things are going to “play out bad” for the host

A  DJ who has worked with Wendy Williams said Sunday that he suspects the veteran television host may be mentally unwell.

Williams sparked concerns over her health after she appeared to trail off mid-sentence and stammer during the Friday episode of her daytime talk show.

Her bizarre on-air behavior had a fan commenting that Williams needs to “stop” doing her show and “seriously get help.” Another said that Williams does not “listen to” her staff and suggested that this was the reason why DJ Boof left the show.

Responding to these comments, DJ Boof replied that staffers were afraid to speak up.

“Yup exactly and it will all come out,” he replied on an Instagram post. “Y’all have no idea what’s really going on and everyone there is afraid to speak up because they don’t wanna lose their jobs.. this is going to play out bad.. I feel sorry for the workers and victims.”

Friday’s episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” saw the host losing focus and pausing mid-sentence several times. During the Hot Topics segment of the show, Williams became obsessed with the Shoe Cam music, called British singer Adele “Ho-dele” and stood up mid-sentence to show off her outfit.

“Something is definitely off this episode,” a commenter wrote on “The Wendy Williams Show” YouTube account. “She’s moving really slow and trying to keep it together. She can barely focus.”

“I’m in shock that they would allow this to air,” another wrote.

Williams has a long history of health struggles. In March last year, she revealed that she was living in a sober house with a 24-hour coach.

“You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past,” she told viewers. “I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”

She wept as she spoke about going to “several meetings” to “see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help.”

Williams’ admission about her struggles with addiction came weeks after she returned to her show following a two-month break as she sought treatment for health issues caused by Graves’ disease, Us Weekly reported.

In October 2017, Williams fainted on her show after she “overheated” while wearing a Halloween costume.

Wendy Williams Wendy Williams attends The Match on Sept. 29, 2014 in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Match