Wendy Williams seemed wasted on her show, her last DJ says it’s bad there

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I don’t regularly watch Wendy Williams’ show, but from what I’ve seen she can be a quirky person. She usually just seems pissy, not wasted though. I watched the first ten minutes of the show that’s mentioned in a recent US Magazine article, the one that aired Friday, and skipped through some of the middle. The entire episode is on YouTube (I’ve also put it below). She struggles to speaking and pauses frequently, like she’s about half in the bag and is trying to fake like she’s sober. It’s super uncomfortable to watch. The audience, which is distanced and wearing masks, laughs like they’re uncomfortable too. Wendy has struggled with addiction and pre-pandemic she was living in a sober house. Her former DJ, DJ Boomf, made a comment on Instagram saying it’s pretty bad there behind the scenes. People are also wondering why this episode even aired.

Wendy Williams‘ former DJ, DJ Boof, spoke out on Instagram as fans raised concerns about the talk show star’s health after she appeared to trail off mid-sentence and stammer during the Friday, October 23, episode of her daytime talk show.

After a fan posted that Williams, 56, needs to “stop” doing her show and “seriously get help,” another commented that the former radio host doesn’t “listen to” her staff and suggested that’s why Boof left the show.

“Yup exactly and it will all come out..” Boof 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.”

On Friday’s show, Williams lost focus mid-conversation and paused awkwardly several times as her producer, Norman Baker, tried to keep the conversation on track. During the Hot Topics segment, she became obsessed with the Shoe Cam music, called Adele “Ho-dele,” unwrapped a hard candy before putting it back down and then stood up mid-sentence to show off her outfit.

“Something is definitely off this episode,” a commenter wrote on The Wendy Williams Show YouTube account. “She’s moving really slow and trying to keep it together. She can barely focus.”

[From US Magazine]

Top voted comments on the video include “Wendy looks high off something. She’s good at making her DJ and staffs uncomfortable,” “Omg. Whats wrong with her” and “I feel so sorry for the staff everytime Wendy does the show high.” It’s really obvious and I wonder if she’s going to step back sometime. She wasn’t able to do the show from home and it looks like she can’t do it from the studio, even with everyone trying to prop her up. I hope she’s ok and gets the help she needs.

Here’s that episode. The notable pauses in the first ten minutes are at minute 3 and 4:45 but it’s all bad. She struggles to even walk out there. At about minute 26 she slurs to Suzanne Somers that she was the star of that show I think. It’s hard to tell. Suzanne mentions she left Three’s Company because they wouldn’t give her equal pay, which she’s opened up about before.

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  1. jferber says:

    I really hope Wendy is (or will be) okay. Not great for a boyfriend to call her out in public. If he were so concerned, why not reach out to her privately? If he did and that didn’t work, does he think this will? Wendy, gather your true friends around you and make some decisions that are right for you. All love.

    • Mignionette says:

      She seems to have a magnet for men who use her for the come up.

      There are edits on youtube showing Wendy walking to her seat during the show. She clearly has some kind of dysautonomia so she hasn’t yet recovered.

  2. Nev says:

    I love Wendy!!! Who is this new manager Bernie she’s been mentioning lately. He’s obviously now helping her!!!
    Awwwww Wendy.

  3. Alice says:

    I don’t know…I like that she says what she thinks but she comes across as a very intense, controlling boss. Her employees seem afraid of her. Never liked that style of leadership. But this is just my take. Maybe I’m wrong

  4. Mignionette says:

    As someone who battles with auto-immune issues and has battled with thyroid issues, something is definitely up.

    Wendy is either poorly medicated or is self medicating. Calling her out in this way however is not helpful.

    I really feel that at her age she needs to take the more holistic route.

    The thyroid is not an exact science and stress is very much indicated. The stopping and starting has not helped. Wendy needs to take a permanent break for the FORESEEABLE future and just heal from the divorce and a major health condition.

  5. CoKatie says:

    Wendy has been spiraling out of control since the news of her husband’s mistress being pregnant. This is all going to end very badly for Wendy since it would appear that there is no one in her life (parents, sister, son) who can wrest control from her, get her into a place where she can get the help she desperately needs and somehow salvage her career. You need to pay attention to what DJ Boof is saying. There is a very good reason that he has walked away and I hope for her sake that he keeps it to himself.

  6. Als Em says:

    I guess some people haven’t learnt from Chadwick. You don’t know what people are struggling with health wise.

  7. Chica1971 says:

    According to one report, the audience is actually staff not general public.

  8. julia says:

    All these “somebody needs to get her the help she needs” comments really should be “I hope she gets herself the help she needs”. As a person in recovery, I can tell you that no one could have helped me except myself. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”.

  9. Winterforever says:

    Whoa she is wasted. I find her to be a vile person, but I feel bad for her watching this.

  10. Ivy says:

    Her show has been spiraling out of control for the last five years.
    My heart goes out to the staff between her ex and Wendy it sounds like a toxic environment.
    These people just want to work to feed their families.
    After all that’s happened she’s lucky to still have the show.
    They should bring back Sherri Shepherd.
    She was funny and not mean spirited.
    She really brought something fresh to the show.

  11. Sam the Pink says:

    I mean, I know I should feel bad for her, but I just can’t muster it. She didn’t show any compassion to Method Man when she blasted his wife’s cancer diagnosis all over, or when she spread the rumors about Tupac being assaulted, or when she cracked a joke about Amie Harwick getting thrown from a balcony. She’s just not a good person, period. Maybe she should take some time to search her soul and try to figure out why she’s so generally awful and maybe then she can right herself. But I don’t count on it.

    • Deering24 says:

      She’s been consistently vicious since her WBLS radio days, and always gave the impression she had raging celeb-jealousy (in addition to her other issues.) Payback ain’t pretty.

  12. Kristen says:

    Universe, please restore Wendy back to divine health immediately.

  13. Sayrah says:

    Ooph I either stopped the 41 minute video on the exact spot of concern or the whole thing is that bad. Not good.

  14. Mara says:

    Wendy needs help. I am shocked that her show is still on the air. I used to watch the show, but stopped years ago because she is just too mean and snarky. There is enough negativity in this world without seeking it out on a daily show.

  15. Starkille says:

    DJ Boomf? As in the Middleton male’s former marshmallow company?

    As for Ms Williams, I don’t think she is a drunk, this woman has some type of neurological issue, as evidenced by the fact that she clearly had a seizure on air several years ago. It’s a shame that so many people auto jump to the drunk and/or on drugs conclusion, some people have legitimate and serious health problems which are none of their business.