WENDY Williams' friends and family feel they can "no longer pretend" she's in good health after her "disturbing" interview earlier this week.
Sources exclusively revealed to The Sun that Wendy's nearest and dearest feel they can no longer protect the truth about Wendy's wellbeing following an interview in which she acted erratic while showing off her swollen feet earlier this week.
While her closest associates have loyally tried to spin the line that Wendy, 57, is well, "it has become clear to them in the last 24 hours that in doing the interview with TMZ, everyone else can see that she is not well," the insider said.
"The last 24 hours have been a struggle for her inner circle who have been cautioning her not to say anything publicly."
The insider added "People have been trying to publicly pretend Wendy is fine and, on the mend, but the reality is that's not the case, and that hasn't been the case. Mental health is a beast."
"People close to Wendy are trying to tactfully tell her how she is appearing when she does these unfiltered interviews."
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The insider added "The reality is she is on her own in her New York City apartment, and there is really no way to caution her not to do something until it is too late."
On Tuesday, Wendy left fans worried about her erratic behavior in the interview with TMZ.
She announced that she's launching a podcast after The Wendy Williams Show was officially canceled.
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Speaking in a halted and disjointed way, she said "When you're famous, podcasts will make more money for me, being famous, than doing the Wendy Williams Show."
Wendy also revealed she is battling lymphedema – which is a blockage in the lymphatic system.
She held up her foot to the camera to reveal just how swollen it is from the condition and said she only feel "maybe five percent of my feet".
Fans were left deeply worried by the interview and shared their concerns on Twitter.
"Hoping #WendyWilliams gets the help she needs. She did not look ok in her interview," one wrote.
Another added: "That was sad. Something was off with her speech & thought process. She needs to work on herself before starting a podcast."
Despite Wendy's previous insistence that she is on the mend, sources close to the host told The Sun earlier this month that she seemed far from her old self in recent interactions and that she has been displaying distressing behavior.
One worried friend said "Wendy seemed really confused and out of it recently. She wasn't following along, and she wasn't making a lot of sense.
"She was slurring and seemed unable to comprehend the thread of what we were talking about."
A second source close to the former daytime talk show host also shared their concern over the host's behavior.
"Some days she seems like she might be okay and other days you just don't know where is mind is at."
Following Wendy's interview with her occasional fill-in host Fat Joe, fans and fellow host Sherri Shepherd who is set to take over her time slot in September also expressed concern for the host.
After watching the interview, Sherri reacted to Wendy's comments about not wanting to tune into her new show this fall.
"I'm not mad at Wendy. She's going through a lot. I'm truly concerned for her," Sherri said at the time.
Her fans also shared their worry on social media, with one writing on YouTube: "I really feel for her. I feel she shouldn't have been interviewed yet. I hope and pray things get better."
Another added: "Honestly, this was tremendously painful to watch, try to get through, follow and understand."
The Sun also exclusively reported on Wendy's appearance at a Met Gala afterparty with an eyewitness revealing her male friend acted like her bodyguard and would not let anyone near her speak to her.
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All this comes as Wendy just recently ended her fight with Wells Fargo to unfreeze her bank accounts as a New York judge appointed a financial guardian to oversee her finances.
Wendy "will soon have access to her millions" after a court "appointed a financial guardian over her bank accounts."
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