Wendy Williams Gets Real In An Emotional Monologue About Her Struggle With Substance Abuse

Wendy Williams Hunter, the sassy talk show host ‘Wendy Williams’ during an emotional monologue on her talk show on Tuesday, revealed that she is presently living in a sober house because of her battles with addiction.

“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” she said.

Surrounded by a live audience, 54-year-old mother to a son detailed her daily routine, from waking up and going to work, to going to bed at 10 p.m. per the sober house’s “lights out” rule.

“So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth. I know, either you are calling me crazy or the bravest woman you know. I don’t care.”

Mrs Hunter explained that up until that point, not even her parents knew her living situation. The only people who knew about it were her husband, Kevin Hunter and her son Kevin Hunter Jr.

“When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show, I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you, two hours a day… to take care of my body.

And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”

The very vocal media girl teared up quite a bit as her audience listened intently and in shock. She went on to reveal how she has battled cocaine addiction for a long time without seeking help until recently.

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“I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”

Even though she didn’t mention which substance she is presently addicted to, Wendy talked about her experience with other guys at the sober house where she is presently receiving treatment.

“I see my brothers and sisters caught up their addiction and looking for help. They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing.”

At the end of the show, Wendy promoted a 24/7 hotline launched last week by the Hunter Foundation, a drug prevention non-profit organization which she founded with her husband and son.

She encouraged anyone struggling with addiction to call their recently-launched 24-hour helpline, 888-5HUNTER, which she said has already helped to place 56 people around the world, in recovery homes.

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Williams has recently been struggling with her health. She returned to “The Wendy Williams Show” on March 4 after taking a break at the beginning of the year due to complications from Graves’ disease and a shoulder fracture.“I am happy to tell you I am doing swell,” Williams said during her first show back earlier this month, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“I’m at home and taking my thyroid meds and meditating and believe me, I am going to the gym seven days a week for two hours a day. Mother has not gained a pound!”

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