Wendy Williams should be cursed by themed episodes. The discuss present host was compelled to cancel her Valentine’s Day present in addition to tapings for the remainder of the week on account of her exhibiting “flu-like signs.”
Right this moment’s Valentine’s Day episode, which featured Taye Diggs because the visitor, was abruptly canceled Tuesday (Feb. 14) as a result of Williams was ailing. A spokesperson then introduced all remaining exhibits for this week have been canceled.
“Wendy remains to be experiencing flu-like signs, and so she will be able to relaxation up and get higher, we’ve determined to cancel tapings the remainder of the week.”
Williams gave a well being replace to her followers earlier at the moment through an Instagram video. Although she hadn’t been formally identified with the flu, she stated she was feeling “flu-ish.”
“It’s not the flu but, however I really feel flu-ish. It’s not a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5, it’s not even a 4… I really feel terrible, I needed to be talked [out of going] into work at the moment, and taking off a couple of days to get myself collectively.”
That is the primary time within the present’s 9-season run that Williams has missed a taping. Referring herself to a “thoroughbred,” she says she has at all times been hesitant to take days off work, even in her radio days.
“I took the right trip time, however take off sick? What? No, by no means,” she stated.
Williams final had a well being scare throughout her Halloween present in 2017. Dressed because the Statue of Liberty, the host fainted dwell on-air, explaining later that she merely overheated in her costume (although the incident regarded extra severe).
The CDC expects the 2017-18 flu season to be one of many worst and will break information. “It is a troublesome season,” stated Anne Schuchat, appearing director of the CDC. “Every little thing we’re taking a look at is dangerous information.”
The flu is at present widespread in 49 states with 7.7 % of all hospital visits being associated to flu-like signs, a fee that’s on monitor to satisfy or exceed the “swine flu” pandemic in 2009-10.
63 youngsters have already died because of the virus and it’s being estimated that this yr’s pressure is killing as much as four,000 Individuals per week.