Wendy Williams doesn’t have the flu as of yet, but she is feeling sick enough to stay off her talk-show stage.
“Its not the flu yet, but I feel flu-ish,” she said in an Instagram video on Wednesday. “It’s not a five on a scale of one to five, it’s not even a four.”
Looking comfy in a robe and head wrap, the 53-year-old let her followers know between sniffles that she’s heading to the doctor soon to get a diagnosis. A spokesperson for “The Wendy Williams Show” told Page Six on Wednesday morning that she was “experiencing flu-like symptoms,” and had decided to take the rest of the week off. Reruns are airing in place of live shows.
“I feel awful, I had to be talked out of going into work today, and taking off a few days to get myself together,” said Williams, calling herself a “thoroughbred” and referring to her days on the radio when she refused to take a sick day.
“I took the proper vacation time, but take off sick? What? No, never.”
An outpouring of support flooded in the comments of Williams’ video, while some fans were concerned for her health.
In October 2017, she suddenly collapsed on live TV. After a brief commercial break, she returned and said it “was not a stunt. I’m overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back.”
This article originally appeared in Page Six.