Wendy Williams finally revealed the truth behind her bizarre behavior, telling viewers during this week's show that she is a struggling addict living in a sober house. And while fans were stunned by her bombshell, sources close to the star exclusively told RadarOnline.com that her staffers were anything but shocked.
"They all knew something was up, but didn't know details," said the first insider. "The staff has been kept at arm's length."
Radar readers know Williams, 54, blamed menopause, pain meds and thyroid issues for her strange demeanor and three-month show hiatus. But during her confession this Tuesday, March 19, she revealed the truth: she's getting help for her ongoing substance abuse problems.
"Everyone has been walking on eggshells," said a second source, speaking of the mess that has become of The Wendy Williams Show.
"Last week a high-profile publicist was at the show with a client and spoke to Wendy during a commercial break. Things got crazy, the publicist got pushed away by security and told by producers that they can never approach or talk to Wendy ever again. She's literally isolating herself and trusts no one," continued the source.
She added that while she's been living in a sober house with a 24-hour coach and other recovering addicts, she gets up every morning to go get glammed up by her team and do her job.
"The staff has given her everything to make her and the show a hit, and yet, she still doesn't trust them. It's crazy," said the third insider.