Talk show host Wendy Williams has addressed viewer concerns about her well-being, telling “The Wendy Williams Show” fans she’s “not a perfectionist.”
After an odd and erratic performance during a show last week, Williams trended on Twitter as viewers wondered about her health and “condition.”
Williams responded during Monday’s show, telling viewers she comes to the broadcast every day to “do the best that I can for you.”
“I appreciate you watching, but it’s, you know, even after all of these years: It’s still work,” she said. “You know, an effort put in for the hour that I’m out here with you. I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”
She continued: “But I do appreciate you putting in the effort to watch us and I love entertaining you. It’s not easy. It is not easy. You’re a tough crowd.”
Williams, who has hosted her nationally syndicated show since 2008, made the comments after a screenshot of Instagram comments allegedly made by her show’s former longtime DJ, DJ Boof, was posted on gossip page @thejasminebrand. Boof in the post appears to say “it will all come out” without elaborating.
It adds: “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. Have a blessed day.”
Williams has been vocal about her struggles with addiction, and shared with fans last year that she had been staying in a sober-living facility.
“I had a struggle with cocaine in my past, and I never went to a place to get the treatment,” she said at the time. “I don’t know how except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”
Earlier last year, Williams revealed that she had been diagnosed with Graves’ disease, an immune system disorder that results in an overactive thyroid. She took a three-week hiatus from her show after the diagnosis.