Nick Cannon will be temporarily filling in for Wendy Williams she she continues to focus on her well-being

By Natalie Stone
January 29, 2019 09:51 PM
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As Wendy Williams continues to focus on her well-being, Nick Cannon will be temporarily filling in for the host on her daytime talk show.

The Wendy Williams Show announced Tuesday that Cannon, 38, will be guest-hosting the program early next month, from Feb. 4-Feb. 6.

The upcoming hour-long episodes, hosted by Cannon — who is host of MTV’s Wild n’ Out and Fox’s The Masked Singer — will include Williams’ Hot Topics segment, “Ask Wendy,” and celebrity interviews.

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Her temporary replacement comes nearly three weeks after the show announced that Williams, 54, was taking another hiatus.

Almost a year after she took three weeks off following her announcement that she had been diagnosed with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, in addition to thyroid issues of which she was previously aware, the show announced Jan. 18 that Williams “is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”

“As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend,” reads the statement posted on the show’s official Instagram page. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment.”

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“Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital,” continues the statement. “Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being. Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”

Debmar-Mercury, the distributor and producer of the show, said in a statement: “For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family. We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.”