Nick Cannon to fill in for Wendy Williams after she suffers Graves' disease complications  

Claudine Varela
Jan 31, 2019
05:18 A.M.
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Nick Cannon puts his hosting expertise to good use as he fills in for Wendy Williams in her show. The talk show host is still on hiatus while undergoing treatment for her recurring disease.


As Wendy Williams continues to tend to her illness, “The Wendy Williams Show” will go on with Nick Cannon as a temporary host.


The news was delivered by Williams’ staff who posted it on the show’s Instagram page. Captioning a photo of Cannon, the message revealed the comedian will be filling in for Williams from February 4 to 6. The show also announced that Williams’ popular segments such as “Hot Topics” and “Ask Wendy” will continue.


Cannon is the second host to fill in for Williams since news of her hiatus broke. On January 14, CNN’s Don Lemon appeared on the show when Williams failed to show up after promising to return that week.


It was the second time Williams canceled her appearance. She was originally scheduled to return on January 7 after the holiday break but begged off due to her still unhealed injured shoulder.


On January 14 when she promised to return, she again delayed it another week and fans saw Lemon taking her spot. However, on January 19, Williams' family announced that she was going to be admitted to the hospital due to complications from her Graves disease.

“Wendy will be under strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital,” the announcement read.

“Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.”

Reruns were expected to be aired that week.


With Williams’ return still unforeseen, it seems her production is finding ways to ensure new episodes are aired without her. Cannon may be one of many hosts who’ll be pitching in for the star while she’s away. Fans can expect the next week to be just as entertaining with Cannon being a seasoned host. He’s currently also the host of MTV’s “Wild n’ Out” and Fox’s “The Masked Singer.”

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