Nick Cannon Filling In For Wendy Williams During Her Medical Leave!

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Nick Cannon will temporarily fill in for an ailing Wendy Williams on her talk show.

The Wendy Williams Show announced Tuesday on their official Instagram account that Nick Cannon will guest-host for part of next week.

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“Friend to the show and host of Fox’s The Masked Singer and MTV’s Wild n’ Out, @nickcannon will be guest hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, February 4th, Tuesday, February 5th & Wednesday, February 6th,” the post read. “The new hour long episodes will include Wendy’s staple Hot Topics segment, ‘Ask Wendy,’ celebrity interviews and more!”

Williams shared last year that she struggles with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid. She took a break from her show last February as a result.


Williams continues to deal with medical challenges related to her condition and is also recovering from a fractured shoulder, according to her show team.

“Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment,” a recent statement from her show read. “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.”

“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,” the statement concluded. “Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”

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Viewers became concerned about Williams’ health in 2017 after she fainted during her show. 

As reported, Wendy Williams Show staffers have been issued a stern warning by Wendy’s husband and show producer, Kevin Hunter, amid his cheating scandal and her health issues.

According to eyewitnesses in the room, “specific articles and headlines” were recited by Kevin, in an “intimidating voice.” 

Wendy Williams blamed recent on-air slurring and less than stellar performance to painkillers that she’s taking for a fractured shoulder.

In early 2018, Wendy took a three week hiatus from her gossip talk show to focus on her hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. 

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