NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Wendy Williams attends the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2018 presented by Macy's at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for AHA)
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The host announced on Tuesday that she would be back on her show, which films live out of New York, on March 19. In the meantime, Us Weekly reported, Jerry O’Connell will guest host the show next week.
“I’m excited to help out and fill in,” O’Connell said in a statement. “We all know nobody can fill the purple chair like Wendy, but I am honored to sit with her co-hosts and to bring the many fans all the Hot Topics they love. Like Wendy tells us, ‘I am am going to Say It Like I Mean It.’”
“Hey @MrJerryOC thanks for being my guest host while I'm out getting some much needed rest,” the tweet read. “See you all Monday, March 19th! XOX, Wendy.”
On Feb. 21, Williams announced she would take some time away from her talk show.
“Wendy is a true champion and has never missed a day of work. But her health and well-being must be put before all else,” a show representative told People Feb. 21. “Wendy has been openly dealing with her Graves’ disease for many years, in addition to hyperthyroidism. Yesterday, Wendy’s doctor prescribed a necessary three weeks of rest to get her levels and medication in sync.”
At the time, repeat episodes were planned to air during Williams’ three weeks off.