Wendy Williams cried with joy after meeting her fans a month after returning home from a wellness rehabilitation center.
On Monday, Williams was invited to her former radio station’s annual Circle of Sisters event at Resorts World in Queens, New York. She was shown having a conversation with WBLS DJ JusNik.
Her representative, Shawn Zanotti, confirmed to E! News that she was moved to tears after the audience applauded, thanked, and praised her for participating in the event.
Williams told the audience:
“These are tears of laughter, but also tears of sincere just thank you.”
She wore a sparkling ensemble and paired it with her signature style of furry boots in the photos obtained by the outlet.
On October 18, several media outlets confirmed that the former “The Wendy Williams Show” host had returned home after visiting a wellness center in August.
Zanotti told Page Six at the time:
“We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August. Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects.”
She also expressed gratitude to her fans for their continued support.
Williams said, according to Zanotti:
“Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever.”
An anonymous source told Page Six in September that she had a falling out with Debmar Mercury, the company that produced “The Wendy Williams Show.” The company allegedly did not support her recovery efforts.
According to one anonymous source about her alleged addiction issues:
“It’s gotten worse. She went from wine to straight-up vodka.”
Kevin Hunter, her ex-husband, made similar accusations against the production company. Debmar-Mercury, he claims, did not want to take Williams away from her hosting duties.
Hunter, 50, said:
“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family. They would not sign off on anything that would’ve helped her recovery efforts.”
“They sat in a meeting with her whole family, including her now-deceased mom, and would not sign off on the recovery efforts that would’ve helped Wendy also get well and live and be sober. They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show.'”