Wendy Williams is ready to return to TV after taking time off to focus on her health.
The Wendy Williams Show host set her return date for March 19, after a doctor-ordered hiatus of three weeks due to her Graves’ disease. Williams tweeted that actor Jerry O’Connell will fill in as the show’s first guest-host in the interim, while she “gets some much-needed rest.”
In a statement, Williams elaborated, “Jerry has been such a good friend to me and to the show. We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host … Can’t wait to get back in my purple chair!”
According to a release, Williams’s hiatus was “intended to get her medication and levels from her long-public battle with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease in sync.” The host announced her three-week hiatus on the February 21 show, joking, “I’ll be back in two. I’m not an heiress — who is going to pay my bills? Are you serious? I’m just saying, I come from working class.”
The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays, with Williams’s return scheduled for Monday, March 19.