Wendy Williams will continue her break from her talk show eponymous .
She will not be returning to host "The Wendy Williams Show " next Mondayin, his production company, Debmar-Mercury, announced on Tuesday via the show's Instagram.
The show, however, will continue and begin to "stream originals " on October 18, "with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly, " the announcement read.
Williams, 57, was originally scheduled to begin his new season on September 20, but pushed it back several times due to "ongoing health issues " including testing positive for a revolutionary case of COVID-19 . She was then reportedly taken to hospital and for a mental health problem assessment .
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The production company did not mention the alleged mental health check-up s statement , but revealed that Williams "continues to be under medical surveillance and meets with his medical team daily.
Wendy Williams has health problems. (Bravo / NBCU Photo Bank via Images)
"She is progressing, but experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves' disease and his thyroid condition, "the statement continued. "It has been determined that she needs more time before she can resume her live hosting duties.
Staff returned to the office this week after having worked at domicile due to the continued absence of Williams, we are told. Sources told Page Six that the show also contacted former guests "to see who was around next week.
"It was not on a specific day [mentioned], "an insider familiar with the situation said. "They are trying to figure out how many old guests they can charge to appear for a show.
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Sources have previously told us that Debmar-Mercrury could be the daytime beginner grooming Nick Cannon , of which it also produces the program, as a backup plan in case the program ofWilliams would be canceled. Industry insiders, however, have pointed out that both shows are syndicated, so it wouldn't be as easy as simply having Williams replaced with Cannon.
In Tuesday's announcement, the production company assured: "Wendy has been a valiant and loyal member of the Debmar-Mercury family for 12 years. We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she is ready, she will be back. in her precious purple chair. "
" We very much appreciate Wendy's privacy, as well as best wishes from her fans, partner stations and advertisers, "they said. concluded.
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Several sources told Page Six that the delay of the Williams show was starting to become a huge problemfor affiliates and advertisers.
A representative for Williams did not immediately respond to Page Six's request for comment .