While Wendy Williams’ people are telling her talk-show producers that she is too sick to return to work, she is recording videos on a beach in Florida heading to the gym.
“You can’t have it both ways. You are either too sick to sit in a purple chair for an hour each day on TV or you are not. Can you imagine if you called in sick for 6-months and then popped up on video in Florida skipping down the beach? You would be fired,” sources tell Radar.
“At this point, Wendy is making fools out of all the hard-working people who show up for work each day even when they are not feeling great,” an insider dished. “The show’s producers are livid about this latest stunt.”
We’re told that Wendy’s TV bosses were caught off guard by the message – which is why it appeared on her own new social media account.
“For months producers have been begging Wendy to record a short message addressing fans. Her show account has almost 2 million followers, while this new personal account only has 14,000,” adds a friend.
“What is she doing. She is surrounding herself by people giving her bad advice. She needs to be working with the people at her show, not going rogue on her own. Wendy doesn’t know anything about social media. She doesn’t know how to post videos which means someone else is doing this which is terrifying.”
In the video posted earlier this week, Wendy was seen walking on the beach as her son Kevin Hunter Jr. filmed her while asking questions.
While talking to the camera, Wendy tells her fans she is "doing okay" and visiting her family in Florida. She thanked all her supporters for their prayers as she continues to deal with medical issues. Wendy said she would eventually return to New York and would be "going back stronger."
The only problem is the producers feel like this is not being communicated to them.
Wendy has been MIA from her show since last September. The producers were forced to scramble and find guest hosts for the season. Sources tell us the network and producers have been working on finding a permanent replacement due to their belief Wendy is likely not going to make it back.
The frontrunners are Sherri Shepherd and Leah Remini — with Sherri reportedly being close to signing a deal last week.
All the drama comes as Wendy continues to battle Wells Fargo over control to her accounts. She believes her former financial advisor Lori Schiller told the bank she was not of sound mind and they cut her access off. The bank is asking for a guardian to take control.
Sources tell us, on top of that, Wendy is also getting "close" with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter down in Florida.