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Wendy Williams Reveals When She’ll Return to Her Show After Flu Scare

Wendy Williams wants to get back to work! The host, who canceled The Wendy Williams Show tapings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week due to flu-like symptoms, gave fans an update on her health in an Instagram photo on Friday, February 16.

Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studio on July 19, 2016 in New York City.
Wendy Williams visits at SiriusXM Studio on July 19, 2016 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images

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“I guess when you don’t take a sick day EVER in over 25 years, the ground is supposed to shake! LOL,” the host, 53, began in her Instagram post. “I ride or die for my craft. I appreciate all the tremendous love and support from everyone – especially my incredible staff. I’m hydrating this bug out. I will be back Monday and topics will be POPPING!! Miss u all.”

I ❤️ you for watching!

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After suddenly canceling her show on Wednesday, February 14, as well as an appearance on Page Six TV, Williams’ team revealed in a statement to Us Weekly that she was suffering from flu-like symptoms and needed her rest. When her symptoms didn’t go away, she canceled the duration of the week’s shows.

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On Wednesday, Williams did share an update on Instagram posting a video of herself in a robe at home. “It’s not the flu yet, but I feel fluish,” she said in the video, letting viewers know that her pain was “not even a four” on a scale from one to five.

While sipping on orange juice, she added, “I do go to the doctors today to find out what exactly it is … I feel awful. I had to be talked out of going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together.”

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The former Dancing With the Stars contestant hasn’t taken a day off work in 10 years, so was aware that her audience would be worried about her well-being. She had a health scare late last year as well, fainting on stage during her live Halloween show. Following a commercial break, she reassured fans that she was just overheated and was OK.

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