Wendy Williams pushes back her talk show return — again – AOL

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Wendy Williams pushes back her talk show return — again – AOL

The Wendy Williams Show is still without its host! The show, which has been in reruns since December 24, will resume new episodes on Monday, January 14, but host Wendy Williams will not return until Monday, January 21, Us Weekly can confirm.

The official show Instagram account posted on January 5 that Williams, 54, would be returning on the 14th. “After fracturing her shoulder, Wendy is on the mend and wants to return pain-free and be 200%, delivering the best show that millions of viewers tune-in to watch,” the post read.

However, when the show returns, it will be run by a panel of “Hot Talkers” for a week, Variety reports. “As she has for the past 10 years, Wendy delivers an incomparable live talk show day in and day out and we want to give her the best opportunity to heal and recover,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement. “Wendy has our complete and unwavering support and we look forward to her return to the iconic purple chair.”

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 622 — Pictured: Wendy Williams during an interview on December 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08: TV personality Wendy Williams poses backstage at the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2018 presented by Macy’s at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for AHA)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Wendy Williams attends the 50th anniversary celebration of Wilhelmina with co-host Patti Hansen on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for Wilhelmina Models)

Wendy Williams and her husband Kevin Hunter held The Hunter Foundation’s third-annual “Dinner With the Hunters” at Bowlmore Times Square in New York City.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 14: Wendy Williams attends the 50th anniversary celebration of Wilhelmina with co-host Patti Hansen on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for Wilhelmina Models)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: TV personality Wendy Williams poses in the VIP Lounge during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: Wendy Williams poses for a photo on the observation deck after taking part in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building to celebrate the ninth season of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on September 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 29: TV personality Wendy Williams attends Wendy Digital Event at Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop on August 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 26: Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studios on July 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: American televison host Wendy Williams visits SiriusXM Studios on July 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 11: Wendy Williams gets immortalized with her handprints on the wall of fame at Planet Hollywood during a celebration for her Hunter Foundation Charity that helps fund programs for families and youth communities in need of help and guidance at Planet Hollywood Times Square on July 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: Actress Wendy Williams leaves the ‘AOL Build’ taping at the AOL Studios on April 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: Talk show host Wendy Williams attends Build Series to discuss her daytime talk show at Build Studio on April 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: TV personality Wendy Williams attends Resident Magazine celebration at Lovage on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 06: Television personality Wendy Williams enters the ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on February 06, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 12: Television Host Wendy Williams speaks at the Vital Signs of Bowel Health Event at Apella on April 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Allergan)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 21: Wendy Williams hosts the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 21: Television personality and host Wendy Williams attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 28th Annual Awards Gala at Washington Hilton on November 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 446 — Pictured: (l-r) Host Seth Meyers gets interviewed by Wendy Williams on November 9, 2016 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: TV Personality Wendy Williams visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studio on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: Wendy Williams attends the 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 19: Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studio on July 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 9: Wendy Williams attends Pat Cleveland ‘Walking with the Muses’ hosted by Andre Leon Talley, Zac Posen, Anna Cleveland, Sean MacPherson, David Kuhn and Rachelle Hruska at The Jane Hotel on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Wendy Williams speaks on stage during the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 373 — Pictured: (l-r) Wendy Williams during an interview with host Seth Meyers on May 19, 2016 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 07: (L-R) Andre Leon Talley, Wendy Williams, and Marc Jacobs attend as Marc Jacobs & Benedikt Taschen celebrate NAOMI at The Diamond Horseshoe on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 30: Wendy Williams and Chief Operating Officer at Maggy London Inc. Jonathan Lefkowitz in attendance at Maggy Loves Moms Luncheon on April 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – MARCH 11: Wendy Williams visits ‘Extra’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 11, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10: Wendy Williams attends the Keds Centennial Celebration at Center548 on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 01: Talk Show host Wendy Williams attends #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge at Initiative New York Headquarters on February 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 11: TV Personality Wendy Williams attends AOL BUILD Series at AOL Studios In New York on January 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/WireImage)

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Following an upper-arm injury, the Ask Wendy author missed her December 17 show but then returned the following day and finished her week. On December 20, she was criticized for slurring her words through the episode.

“I sincerely apologize if you feel that today’s show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell,” she wrote on Instagram after the broadcast. “I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week.”

The talk show then had a planned hiatus for a week, which was extended a second week so that she could fully heal. When Williams officially heads back to set, it will be her first show in a month.

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