DWTS performer enters “spa facility”



The contestants of season 29 of “Dancing With the Stars”.

A “Dancing with the stars” Season 12 contestant entered a spa facility.

On 09/14/2022, Page Six reports that Wendy Williams had entered rehab for substance abuse. However, Williams’ rep Shawn Zanotti told Heavy that Williams is “seeking help to manage her general health issues.”

“She’s taking some time to focus on her health and well-being as she prepares for a big comeback for the next stage of her career with ‘The Wendy Experience Podcast.’ Ms. Williams is treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and good wishes at this time,” read a press release sent by Zanotti to Heavy.

Williams’ decision to seek help comes just months after it was announced she would no longer be hosting her long-running talk show. According to VoxThere have been several setbacks to the show over the last few years due to some health concerns and production company Debmar-Mercury eventually decided to replace Williams and announced that Sherri Shepherd would take over the show.

“Sherri” debuted on Monday September 12, 2022, according to entertainment tonight.

Williams, who was previously diagnosed with Graves’ disease and lymphedema, according to Entertainment WeeklyShe has struggled with substance abuse throughout her career and while sober for some time, relapsed about two years ago. according to page six.

Here’s what you need to know:

Williams has been open about her substance abuse struggles

Over the years, Williams has spoken out about her addiction struggles.

In July 2018 Williams open for Entertainment Tonightwhom their past self refers to as “addicts.”

“But I was a functioning addict. I would report to work on time and I would walk in and all my co-workers including my bosses would know but instead of firing myself I grabbed my headphones and arrogantly walked into the studio and demanded that they fire me because I left reviews,” she told the outlet. By this time, Williams was sober.

Less than a year later, she announced that she had relapsed.

“Well I’ve been living in a sober house for some time and still do today and beyond. … And you know I’ve struggled with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get treatment. I don’t know how, except God was on my shoulder and I just stopped,” Williams told her audience in March 2019. according to the Daily Mail.

Little did Williams know her show was ending

It hasn’t been an easy year for Williams. In August 2022, Entertainment Weekly reported that the former talk show host had to be told “several times” that her show was ending.

days earlier, The Hollywood Reporter published an article on the “final days of ‘The Wendy Williams Show'” in which her rep said her client was “on the road to recovery.”

“It’s been no secret that Wendy has struggled with addiction over the years, but at this time Wendy is on the road to recovery and healing from her chronic illnesses and her past ailments,” spokeswoman Shawn Zanotti said for the outlet via e-mail. Mail.

“What we do know is that Wendy has a history of chronic illness that she has spoken publicly about,” she added.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to several people who worked on The Wendy Williams show.

“Everyone on that staff and crew witnessed all sorts of things,” a person told the outlet.

“[Staffers would] find bottles [of alcohol] up in the ceiling tiles and other weird places in the office,” said another.

Most recently, William’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter said Page Six that producers on “The Wendy Williams Show” “refused” to help Williams.

“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family. They wouldn’t sign anything that would have helped their recovery efforts,” Hunter told the outlet.

“They sat at a meeting with their entire family, including their mother, who has since died, and refused to sign off on the recovery efforts that would have helped Wendy get well and live and be sober. They were basically saying, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show,'” he continued.

CONTINUE READING: Fans concerned about DWTS contestant in season 31: “I hope she’s fine”

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