Nick Cannon stepped in as guest host of “The Wendy Williams Show” today, and gave viewers a big update on how Williams is doing.
Cannon, who is filling in through Wednesday, told the crowd, "I got to say it off top, everybody want to know. I spoke to Wendy. I talked to her, and honestly she sounded amazing, y'all. We jumped on the phone, and the first thing she said is, 'Nick Cannon! How you doing?' And honestly, I didn't know what to expect at first, but her spirit was so big, it was so amazing."
He continued, "And you know what was also really awesome? I had a conversation with her and her whole family, and she said she wanted to speak as a family unit.”
Nick said he talked to “her, talked to Kevin, Little Kevin, and they said they all good. The love and the passion is still there, 'cause that's what you need at times like this... is your family to stick together with you. And honestly, we talked and it got a little emotional, it did, because when I spoke to her she said she feels y'all love."
Last month, Wendy’s family released a statement explaining she would be taking an extended break due to health reasons. The show would continue with repeats and guest hosts.
The statement said, “As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. 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.”
The statement continued, “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. Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.”