Wendy Williams broke down in tears in the teaser for her new documentary, revealing that she had run out of money.
The 59-year-old has now produced a new two-part documentary for Lifetime,which will be released on February 24, and shed light on her recent issues as she vowed to return to our screens.
In the frenzied trailer, the presenter was heard in a voiceover, telling viewers: ‘From six years old, all I wanted was to be famous.’
Following clips of her successful series, and the moment she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she declared: ‘I really want to be back on television.’
However, Wendy confirmed that her finances are in disarray, telling the camera: ‘I have no money. I’m going to tell you something – if it happens to me, it could happen to you.’
Wendy Williams produced a new documentary on her financial andhealth issues (Picture: Getty)
Her family also appeared in the trailer, sharing their concerns over the star’s health, and the people she surrounds herself with.
In a heartbreaking interview, her son, Kevin Hunter Jr, said: ‘My mom has done a great job at making it seem like everything’s okay always, but in reality, there’s something wrong going on.
‘She’s weak and vulnerable, and she needs to be around people who aren’t going to take advantage of that.’
Wendy has been battling Graves disease – an autoimmune condition where your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid which causes it to become overactive.
Wendy’s son was among those sharing his concern (Picture: FilmMagic)
Worrying footage showed her struggling to stand up and remaining in bed, while being questioned about her drinking habits.
‘She has people around who are “yes” people, and allowing this to continue,’ a loved one vents, as another adds: ‘Anybody could look at her and tell this is not just alcohol, there’s something more going on.’
The TV legend became a household name thanks to her iconic talk show, which first aired in 2008.
She took time out from the hot seat in 2021 to focus on her health, with a string of guest hosts – including Nick Cannon, Fat Joe and Michael Rapaport – temporarily stepping in.
Where is Wendy Williams? is set to be released later this month (Picture: Getty)
Bosses then made the decision to end the program in 2022, with Sherri Shepherd taking over the timeslot with her own show, Sherri.
‘Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now,’ producers said in a statement.
‘Like our viewers, we have been impressed by the unique comedic twist Sherri puts on our daily live Hot Topics segment, her creativity and interactions with our guests.
‘Her love for the content and daytime fans is obvious, and we are excited to partner with her to create another long-term talk franchise.’
Where is Wendy Williams? premieres on Lifetime on February 24.
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