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Wendy Williams pictured at "Shade 45" hosted by Sway at SiriusXM Studios on July 13, 2017, in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images


  • Wendy Williams' rep Shawn Zanotti confirmed that she has left rehab and is back at home
  • Williams thanked her fans for their love, support and prayers amid her personal and health issues
  • The former TV host checked back into a treatment facility in August after allegedly relapsing with alcohol

Wendy Williams is back at home after a nearly two-month stay in a rehab facility.

A rep for the former TV host confirmed that Williams has left rehab and is now "healing" at home, Page Six reported.

"We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August," Shawn Zanotti said in a statement to the outlet. "Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects."

Williams, through her rep, expressed her gratitude to those who never stopped supporting her.

"Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever," she said, according to Zanotti.

Williams checked back into a treatment facility in August after allegedly relapsing with alcohol, Page Six reported.

"It's gotten worse," an unnamed insider told the outlet last month. "She went from wine to straight-up vodka."

It's unclear where Williams underwent treatment in the past two months, but she previously received help from centers in Florida and Long Island City, New York, according to Page Six.

Williams' ex-husband Kevin Hunter alleged in August that Debmar-Mercury, the producer of the now-defunct "Wendy Williams Show," refused to get the former shock jock help and support her recovery from addiction.

Producers allegedly didn't want to approve any type of activity that would take the 58-year-old TV personality away from her hosting duties, he claimed. International Business Times could not independently verify the claims.

"Debmar would not support Wendy's recovery efforts with the family," Hunter, 50, previously told Page Six. "They would not sign off on anything that would've helped her recovery efforts."

He added, "They basically said, 'If you don't stop drinking, you're going to lose the show.'"

Williams and Debmar-Mercury eventually decided to cut ties and move forward separately. Sherri Shepherd took over Williams' time slot with her own eponymous talk show, "Sherri," which premiered on Sept. 12.

Shepherd, who stepped in as host of "The Wendy Williams Show" Season 13 in Williams' absence, also hosted its finale on June 17.

Williams did not appear in the final episode of her eponymous show and later claimed that producers did not reach out to her to film anything for it.

"There was nothing I liked about the [the final episode of] 'Wendy Williams Show,'" Williams told the New York Post of the finale.

"[The show's syndication company Debmar-Mercury] didn't ask me to do that, so I didn't," she claimed. "I sat in my apartment and I watched it. And [I was] like, 'Eek!'"

Williams said that she is "100% retired" from hosting TV shows. She told TMZ Live that she is developing a podcast.

"Good Day New York" co-anchor Rosanna Scotto, who owns the successful New York City restaurant Fresco by Scotto, told Page Six that Williams is also planning to open a restaurant with her help.

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