'Wendy Williams Show' production delayed after she tests positive for COVID-19
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Wendy Williams won't return to her eponymous daytime chatfest until next month after testing positive for COVID-19 in a breakthrough case, according to her show.

The diagnosis came as Williams was "continuing her health evaluations," the "Wendy Williams Show" account said in a Wednesday Instagram post.

"To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of 'The Wendy Williams Show' on Monday, Oct. 4," the account posted.


Williams, 57, had announced in May that she'd be welcoming back a limited studio audience to her show amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"We need you to be COVID tested. There's going to be some sort of doctor situation set up here, it's going to be like a hospital," Williams told viewers. "We need you to be fully vaccinated," she said.

Earlier this month, Williams's show said she would be bowing out of promotional activities ahead of the season premiere due to "ongoing health issues."

In a March appearance on "Dr. Oz," Williams — who in 2018 said she had been diagnosed with the auto-immune condition Graves' disease — told host Mehmet Oz of a COVID-19 vaccine, "I don't trust it. There, I said it."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that while breakthrough cases, in which fully vaccinated people test positive for COVID-19, are expected, are possible, inoculated individuals who test positive for the virus are less likely to develop serious illness.