Tuesday, Wendy Williams opened up about some very personal issues she’s been facing. She opened the episode of The Wendy Williams Show holding back tears, “So you know me for being a very open and truthful person. And I’ve got more to the story for you.”
She told the audience and viewers that she has been living in a sober-living home. Williams detailed her average day, saying after every taping she goes through her normal evening routine before returning to the rehab facility.
“They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing.”
“I see my brothers and sisters caught up their addiction and looking for help,” she continued. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing. I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. 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.”
As her voice broke, she shared details of her regimented schedule at the home. “Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So, that is my truth.”
So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So, that is my truth.
She ended the segment by promoting a 24/7 hotline launched to help people in Williams’ situation. The hotline was started by William’s Hunter Foundation, as well as her husband and son. Willaims proudly said the hotline had already helped over 50 people find recovery centers near them.
Watch the full, emotional, monologue below: