"They don't know I'm Wendy, they don't care I'm Wendy, there's no autographs, there's no nothing", Williams said.
At the end of her show, Williams stood among her audience members and tearfully admitted what she had been going through. "I never went to a place to get treatment. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here", she said. Believe me you, when you've been with somebody for 28 years, married for 25 years, we know each other.
In December, Williams hosted her show with her arm in a sling after fracturing her shoulder, an accident that prompted her to cancel a taping of her show.
Each day after filming, Ms Williams said she attended addiction meetings in the NY area to help others, where people "don't know I'm Wendy, they don't care I'm Wendy". And I see my brothers and sisters, caught up in their addiction and looking for help.
She originally said she was stepping away to focus on health issues stemming from Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes overstimulation of the thyroid. Last week, she also launched the 888-5HUNTER hotline, a 24-hour help hotline that's staffed with certified recovery coaches who are able to conduct assessments and match callers with appropriate treatment facilities including detox, rehabilitation, sober living and outpatient centers. And though she personally did NOT reveal what type of addiction she was struggling with in her admission, DailyMailTV reports she's fighting both an alcohol and pill-fueled battle that allegedly "began when she fractured her shoulder during a confrontation with cheating husband Kevin Hunter". "It's been really interesting, this ride", said Williams, describing her experience with addiction support groups.
"When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show, I do Pilates".
Williams returned to her hosting duties March 4 after more than two months on hiatus. Hopefully, she continues to get the treatment she needs.
Williams has open about her drug use in the past, previously telling PEOPLE that she was addicted to cocaine for about a decade early on in her career. Williams wrote that she had taken pain medication to cope with the fracture "which hurts like hell". I know, either you are calling me insane or the bravest woman you know.