Wendy Williams is thanking her fans for continuing to watch her eponymous talk show, despite recent bizarre behavior and insinuations from her former DJ that she's not sober and needs professional help.
"I always say I love you for watching 'cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you," Wendy said during her show on Monday. "I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it's still work. An effort put in for the hour I'm out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I'm not a perfectionist. I'm not perfect."
"I do appreciate you putting in the effort to watch us, and I love entertaining you. You know?" she continued. "It's not easy. It is not easy, you're a tough crowd."
The comments came following her Oct. 23 show in which she seemed slow, took long pauses, slurred her words and appeared to have dilated pupils. Further, fans also noticed that DJ Boof, the show's longtime DJ, had been replaced. Wendy, 56, made no mention of the DJ change.
Over the weekend a "Wendy Williams Show" viewer theorized that her camp is "watching" her "spiral" and implored her to "seriously get help." Another fan wondered if the perceived erratic behavior was a reason for DJ Boof's abrupt exit.
"Yup exactly and it will all come out.." he replied. "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."
Wendy has previously acknowledged her struggles with addiction. In March 2019, she revealed that she'd been living in a sober house for addiction-related issues for what she said was "some time now."
"You know, I've 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."