The show was supposed to return on September 20, but reruns will air instead.
update at 10am PT on September 15, 2021
After initially calling off promotional appearances for the new season of The Wendy Williams Show, the morning show revealed Wednesday that the premiere itself will also be delayed -- because Wendy caught Covid!
"While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19," the show said in a statement.
"To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th."
The show was supposed to return next week, on September 20, but reruns will air instead.
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Wendy Williams is stepping back from work before the premiere of her talk show's new season.
"Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations," read a Thursday post from @WendyShow on Instagram. "She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can't wait to be back in her purple chair Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere."
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Fans of the daytime diva sent their support and love in the comments section, with celebrity stans Perez Hilton writing "Get well soon" and "RHONJ" star Margaret Josephs posting "🙏❤️❤️👧🏼."
"In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment," a statement read at the time.
In 2018, Williams announced she had the autoimmune disorder, which leads to the overproduction of thyroid hormones and causes symptoms such as heart palpitations, tremors, anxiety, irritability and shakiness, per The Mayo Clinic.
At the time, she took three weeks off her show to seek treatment.