‘Catatonic’ Wendy Williams stood ‘at death’s door’ in 2020

Wendy Williams was “at the door of death” and was eventually hospitalized two years ago for two blood transfusions due to her worsening alcohol addiction, multiple sources exclusively tell Vidak For Congress.

The former daytime talk show host’s struggles came to a head in May 2020 when friends of hers, including DJ Boof, discovered Williams “catatonic” in her New York City apartment, where her former manager Bernie Young reportedly refused to call 911. calling for fear it would become common knowledge.

“I don’t think he understood the magnitude of what was going on, and I don’t think he wanted it to be known that she wasn’t okay, and he definitely didn’t want a 911 call like [what] happened a year later,” Williams’ longtime friend and eyewitness to the incident told Vidak For Congress.

(Williams was taken to Beth Israel Hospital in September 2021 for a mental health check.).

Our source says Williams’ New York City apartment was in disarray due to her addiction and ill health.

“It was quite a mess. It was a mess,” the source said. “She was in her robe, it was soiled, she was catatonic, she was in a very, very bad condition. She looked at the ceiling. She just didn’t respond, but her eyes were open, but she was definitely in a catatonic state.”

Our source reveals that they discovered “a suitcase of alcohol, open wine bottles and Kettle One”.

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“We started cleaning up a lot of booze,” says the eyewitness.

Our source claims that she, like Boof, insisted that Young call paramedics or Williams’ former sober team, led by Ron Clinton, to get help. In the meantime, our source says, she and Boof fed the shock jock ice chips to keep her hydrated.

‘She is dying. She literally couldn’t get up,” our source recalls. “She was just laying on the covers, and she needed 911 help, and [Young’s] like, ‘We’re not getting 911.’”

Finally, Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter and their son, Kevin Hunter Jr., got the phone and begged for help.

Kevin and Kevin Jr. Both said, ‘Please, come on, Mom. To leave [Ron and his team] come,” our source recalls. “Get some help.”

Kevin Sr. later confirmed to us the above mentioned events involving him and his son.

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Wendy’s son, Kevin Hunter Jr., begged her to seek help, sources tell us.

We were told that Boof Williams then drove his car to the hospital, where she received two blood transfusions because she had “so little iron,” multiple sources confirm. She remained under medical observation for about four or five days and had “no memory” of the events that had taken place.

“Boof was the savior of her f–king life,” said a second source, who noted he went back to her apartment after dropping her off to dump the alcohol.

“She was really on the brink of death in my opinion,” says our first eyewitness. “If we weren’t there that day, she wouldn’t be here. She wouldn’t have made it. If it wasn’t for Kevin and Ron Clinton and his team, she wouldn’t have made it.”

Neither Clinton nor Young responded to Vidak For Congress’s multiple requests for comment.

“The focus is not on anything from her past. The only focus we have at the moment is that Wendy continues to strive to get better and move forward,” the Williams publicist told Vidak For Congress. “Right now she is healing and working on the second part of her documentary and her podcast. She has several things that need her attention right now and past gossip is not one of them.”

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We were told that DJ Boof took her to the hospital.
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As Williams recovered from that traumatic incident, her health and wellness continued to be a rollercoaster. The “How are you?” The presenter, who dropped out of her eponymous talk show at the start of what would become her final season, temporarily moved to Florida to be closer to her son and seek treatment at a wellness center.

Her improvements were only temporary, however, as Vidak For Congress confirmed on Wednesday that she was returning to rehab to treat her addiction problems.

“It’s gotten worse,” a separate source told us. “She went from wine to pure vodka.”

Williams’ manager, Will Selby, told us on Friday that she “sounds better and better every day.”

“Her vitality and motivation is at an all-time high given what she’s going through,” he said. “All she’s talking about is her upcoming projects with ‘The Wendy Williams Experience’ and her new documentary due out in 2023.”

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