Wendy Williams’ Producers Refused To Help With Addiction: Kevin Hunter

Wendy Williams’ ex-husband claims the producers of “The Wendy Williams Show” would not “sign” to help the talk show host of the same name recover from addiction problems.

Kevin Hunter exclusively tells Vidak For Congress that Debmar-Mercury didn’t want to get involved in any activity that would take Williams away from her iconic purple chair.

“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter says. “They wouldn’t sign anything that would have helped her recovery efforts.”

Hunter, 50, goes on to claim that Williams’ family attended a sort of intervention with Debmar-Mercury in which he and the group discussed how they could help Williams further in her battle with alcoholism.

“They were in a meeting with her entire family, including her now-deceased mother, and wouldn’t agree with the recovery efforts that would also have helped Wendy get well and live and sober up. They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’ll lose the show.’”

The intervention took place about a month and a half before Hunter was due to welcome a child with Sharina Hudson, and after Williams worked full-time while living in a frugal house. But a source close to the show tells Vidak For Congress that Williams was not 100 percent when he left the facility.

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“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter told Vidak For Congress exclusively. “They wouldn’t sign anything that would have helped her recovery efforts.”
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“It’s safe to say that when she came out of the austere house earlier… [she divorced Hunter] that she was still unable to make all the decisions,” said the source. “She wasn’t able then, but she hid it.”

Williams filed for divorce from Hunter in 2019.

Debmar-Mercury representatives did not respond to Vidak For Congress’s requests for comment.

The Williams representative had no comment.

Williams, 58, battled drug and alcohol addiction throughout her career. She was sober until she appeared to have a relapse in late 2018/early 2019. At the time, she quit her show for two months, but claimed it was to treat her Graves’ disease.

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The shock jock moved to Florida temporarily to be near her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., and get well.

“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous here,” she told of her treatment center during her March 2019 show. with a bunch of stinky guys who have become my family.”

However, after her return, sources told Vidak For Congress that Hunter, who was alleged to be in charge, could be the reason she entered the sober residential facility.

“Nobody thinks this is the right place for Wendy. She seems so frail and vulnerable,” the source said at the time. “It’s frightening how complete Kevin’s control Wendy is . . . But she won’t hear a word to him. Those close to her are terrified that something terrible is about to happen. She comes to the set and looks awful.”

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A second source tells Vidak For Congress that Williams’ addiction problems have worsened since he returned to New York City.

The shock jock continued to cause concern among her fans, dubbed “co-hosts,” as she spent her entire final season trying to get her health issues under control. While Williams and the show’s reps insisted she was struggling with her thyroid condition — and at one point with COVID-19, too — it seemed much worse than when she was transported to a hospital for a mental health checkup.

The “How are you?” The host, who told The Post she liked “nothing” at the end of her famous talk show, temporarily moved to Miami to be close to her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., and went to a wellness center.

“When she was in Florida, everyone did their best to keep her well-being at an all-time high, including… [her ex] Kevin,” shares a source close to Williams. “She was doing well. She showed signs of improvement.”

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“She won’t be able to do a podcast with any deal,” our source claims.
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The multiple hyphen is back in the Big Apple, but a second source claims her “alcohol and substance abuse has hit an all-time high” since she left Miami. Although Williams hasn’t spoken about her addiction issues, she said in June that she only has “5 percent” sensation in her feet because of her lymphedema, which has left her using a wheelchair.

While she’s no longer on the air, Williams has claimed she will be making a comeback with a podcast, but our insider said it’s not possible with her deteriorating health.

“She won’t be able to do a podcast with any deal,” our source said.

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