Wendy Williams left her eponymous daytime talk show series in 2021 due to health complications from her battle with Graves Disease and lymphedema.
But, by late August, things appeared to be looking up for the superstar. Williams announced last month that she was preparing to launch her new podcast, The Wendy Williams Experience. She also returned to social media looking happier and healthier, but it now appears that there are some more challenges ahead for the esteemed broadcaster.
Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter took to Instagram live on September 17 to provide an emotional update on the star’s current health status.
Kevin Hunter tears up as he discusses Wendy’s health status
Around the 10:10 minute mark, Hunter said: “She is getting the help that she needs. And hopefully, you know, she’ll come out of this swinging. I know she’s got it in her.”
Later in the conversation, the former Wendy Show executive producer talked about his own health journey and how Wendy’s struggles and past addictions forced him to reconsider his own lifestyle. Hunter stated that as a result, he no longer smokes weed.
The 51-year-old became emotional at one point as he reflected on the entertainment legacy he built with Wendy Williams and the challenges and “exploitation” that came as a result of the star’s meteoric rise. Hunter gave thanks to his current wife, Sharina Hudson, and his family for sticking by him through thick and thin.
“I could not do it without the greatest help of my queen, that’s representing me now. Everybody’s family and I realized that I had to swing the sword for my whole family because there are a lot of people that are trying to exploit what I have built along with my family,” Hunter said as tears began to trail down his face. “I’m not going to let nobody take away from me what is mine, and I need to be very focused on the fight that is in front of me.”
The father of two added: “Please don’t take my tears for any kind of sign of weakness, because anybody that knows me knows I’m a fighter.”