By Elizabeth Perkin 03/19/2019
Talk show host Wendy Williams opened up about her experiences living in a sober house.
On an episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” she shared this personal information with viewers.
“After I go to the Pilates, I go to several (sober) meetings all around town in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said.
Williams discussed her battle with a cocaine addiction and how she disregarded treatment until now.
She went on to speak about her life in a sober house, saying she lives “with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.” They watch soccer, read, talk, and the doors are locked by 10 p.m, she said.
She decided to share this information as she hopes to come off as an honest and truthful person. Before this announcement, only Williams’ husband and son knew about her situation.
Williams recently returned to her morning talk show after a two-month leave of absence. She was being treated for complications from Graves’ disease, a thyroid-related disease.
In 2014, Williams’ launched the Hunter Foundation to help communities find solutions to drug addiction and substance abuse.
Last week they launched a hotline, 888-5HUNTER, which is a 24-hour help hotline with certified recovery coaches. Williams said the hotline helps callers by pointing them to the appropriate treatment facilities and assisting them with other recovery-related needs.