STAFFERS at The Wendy Williams Show fear that the daytime diva is on the same dangerous path as songstress Whitney Houston- after she was rushed to the hospital for “psychiatric issues” earlier this week.
Speaking exclusively with The Sun, a show staffer said “If this continues, it’s going to be another Whitney Houston situation.”
Whitney tragically passed away at 48 years old with the Los Angeles Medical Examiner's office ruling that her death was caused by "drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."
The Sun first broke the news earlier this week that the host was transported to a local New York City hospital after police received a 911 call from her building about a 57-year-old female in need of psychiatric services.
An ambulance arrived on scene and transported a woman matching Wendy’s description to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
The Wendy Williams Show source added that part of the problem is that when it comes to issues with the 57-year-old host and her health, “Everybody's an enabler, and they don’t want to lose their job."
They added: “No one can tell her no. People are afraid to speak up.”
A call to a rep for Wendy was not returned.
Another show source previously disclosed to The Sun: "The staff has been back for weeks now anticipating to have the show return at the end of the month.
"Now with the premiere pushed back, staff is increasingly concerned about the fate of the show.”
Recently, an ambulance was pictured outside Wendy's swanky apartment building.
An NYPD spokesperson told The Sun: “There was a call for a 57-year-old non-violent female who needed psychiatric services at that address on Wednesday morning. They were transported to the hospital.”
On Thursday, a source told Page Six Wendy is lonely as she continues to struggle with her health.
The insider shared: "It has been a very difficult time for Wendy. She’s a single woman with very few friends. She lost her marriage, her mom, and is living alone.
“There is a lot on her plate.” they added.
Also on Wednesday, the Wendy Williams Show’s official Instagram announced that she was postponing her season premiere, after canceling several appearances last week.
The post stated: “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.”
“To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th.
“In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled.”
Last week, the show announced that she was taking a step back from promotional events amid "ongoing health issues and further evaluations."
A statement read: "She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair on Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere."
Fans became concerned about Wendy's health in 2017, when she fainted during a live taping of her show on Halloween.
At the time, the host blamed the scary incident on feeling overheated and suffering from low electrolytes.
But in February 2018, the TV star announced that she had Graves' disease, and had been living with it for years.
In March, Wendy showed viewers a close-up of her severely swollen ankles while sharing that she suffers from Lymphedema.
The daytime talk show host admitted she can't even walk two blocks because of the disease.
Amid her health issues, Wendy struggled with her sobriety in 2019 following an ugly split from her ex-husband Kevin Hunter.
Wendy and Kevin went through a messy breakup after it was reported that his alleged lover had become pregnant with his child.
The popular TV host, who has been open about her struggles with alcohol and substance abuse in the past, sought treatment during this difficult period. She reportedly checked into rehab in Florida.
Wendy returned to New York from her rehab stint and moved into a sober house in early 2019, the star admitted.
After it emerged that Kevin's alleged lover Sharina Hudson gave birth in March that year, Wendy filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years.
The pressures of their divorce were further amplified when their son, Kevin Jr, got into an alleged altercation with his father in a parking lot in New Jersey.
The 21-year-old was subsequently arrested for simple assault – a charge that would ultimately be dismissed.
Wendy later claimed she knew Kevin had a "side girl" for almost 15 years of their nearly 22-year marriage.
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