Why Sherri Shepherd Was Replaced as ‘Wendy Williams Show’ Host

Sherri Shepherd and Wendy Williams. Willie Sanjuan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Gregory Pace/Shutterstock

improving. Sherry Shepherd He is set to take over as a guest host at The Wendy Williams Show This week, but viewers won’t see her on screen right now.

“If you watched the WendyWilliams show today, you’ve seen the news about the emergency surgery. Thanks to MichaelRapaport for stepping in for me at the last minute! And while I’m angry, I haven’t met Naomi from WWE aka @trinity_fatu in person yet, so did Jeffrey!” Shepard, 54, posted a comment On Instagram he explains her absence on Monday, December 13, noting that she will “share more later.”

The comedian shared several snapshots of a Delivery time The article, in which her publicist made a statement in which she explained that Shepherd had experienced a medical emergency.

“Due to appendicitis, Sherry Shepherd underwent emergency surgery yesterday. The procedure was successful and Mrs. Shepherd is fine and comfortable.” “I was so sad that she wouldn’t be able to host the host The Wendy Williams Show Today, she is following doctors’ orders and is expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for your understanding and respect for her privacy.”

Michael Rappaport The Emmy Award winner, who was about to cover for Wendy Williams After season 13 of her talk show was originally delayed.

Williams, 57, suspended his season debut in September after testing positive for COVID-19. One month later, it was announced that a rotating cast of Hollywood stars would appear on the daytime series.

“As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected. I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and I’ll be back in my purple chair once we all agree I’m ready,” love triangle The host wrote in a statement on Instagram addressing her temporary departure in November. “I’ve heard your prayers and your comments and I feel all the love! You are everything to me. I love spending my mornings with all of you, and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but now Wendy has to focus on Wendy.”

Celebrities including Leah ReminiAnd Whitney CummingsAnd Jerry Springer And Bill Bellamy She has appeared as guest host since Williams announced her short break.

A source said exclusively last month us weekly That the New Jersey native was not in a hurry with her recovery after past health concerns, noting at the time, “Wendy makes her own decisions as she sees fit. She’s getting better. She’s not getting worse. That’s encouraging.”

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