See Wendy Williams' Run-Down Sober House Amid Her Addiction Battle Confession
Wendy Williams revealed this week she's a struggling addict living in a sober house, and now RadarOnline.com has obtained exclusive photos of the run-down facility where the troubled host is being treated.
PURE Recovery in Long Island City, Queens is a "relatively small" center located in a tiny brick building on the third floor, which takes in about only 5-10 people at a time.
"There ranges between 2-8 employees so they are focusing on each of their clients," a source revealed exclusively to RadarOnline.com. "This isn't the nicest place, but in terms of accommodations, it gets the job done.
On top of substance abuse and alcohol dependency treatment, the facility also focus on sex addiction, eating disorders and trauma. There is also therapy provided for those struggling in their relationships.
Click through to see the sad photos and to learn everything there is about Williams' current crisis.
Path To Wellness
The facility offers methods including: "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Shaeffer's Syndrome Model of Addiction, EMDR, Mindfulness and Meditation, Pharmacotherapy, MET, CRAFT"
On Tuesday, March 19, the Wendy Williams Show host broke down on stage, telling her viewers and fans that she’s been receiving treatment for her addiction issues.
The Truth Hurts
“Welcome back. So, you know me for being a very open and truthful person,” she started before dropping the bombshell.
The Big Reveal
“I’ve got more to the story for you. The truth — oh, um, you know Kevin and I have the Hunter Foundation for the good of the people. And we recently launched our 888-5 hunter number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction,” continued Williams, 54. “Well, for some time now and even today and beyond I have been living in a sober house.”
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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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.
Saw It Coming
While fans were stunned by her bombshell, sources close to the star exclusively told RadarOnline.com 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.”
The Blame Game
Before she revealed the truth, Williams blamed menopause, pain meds and thyroid issues for her strange demeanor and three-month show hiatus.
No Fun For Anyone
“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,” added the source.