Wendy Williams Blames Painkillers for Slurred Speech on Show

Playing Wendy Williams Says She Slurred Her Words on Air Because of Pain Meds

Wendy Williams is apologizing after a bizarre show this week in which she was slurring her words.

It was clear Williams was struggling during Thursday’s show, as she repeatedly opened her eyes very wide and seemed to have trouble speaking.

She posted a message on Instagram explaining that pain pills are to blame. 

"I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm. I've never taken a pain medication in my life until this week,” she said. 

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To My Wendy Watchers, 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. 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. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!

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This isn't her first health problem to be played out on live TV; in 2017, she fainted on air on Halloween.

This time, Williams said she wanted to push through for her fans but now wishes she had used better judgment. 

"I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. Sorry again. I love you all. Happy holidays!" she added in her message. 

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