Wendy Williams has opened up about her past with drug addiction. The talk show host explained that she used to have a cocaine problem, which started during her time doing radio. The addiction lasted for ten years.
“I was a functioning addict though. I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know, but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings. [A] functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized. It’s a miracle I was able to stop.”
Williams also explained that her son had a moment with drugs which was very upsetting for her. He was using something called K2 and she expressed how lucky they were to be able to get him out of it.
Link in bio. Wendy also spoke about her own decade-long battle with cocaine addiction during the sit-down interview, detailing how she would avoid facing the consequences of her wild lifestyle. “I was a functioning addict though,” she shared. “I would report to work on time and I walked in and all of my co-workers, and including my bosses, would know, but instead of firing me, you see, I would grab my headphones and arrogantly walk into the studio and dare them to fire me because I was making ratings.” #wendywilliams #respeckmygossip #entertainment #wendywilliamsshow #hottopics #blogs #blogger #drugs #entertainmenttonight #celebrities #rihanna #Beyoncé #blogs #tmz #gossip #blackentainment
“Our son, three years ago, he’s 17 now, he just graduated from high school, he’s leaving for college in September, but three years ago he smoked K2. Now this is a drug, we see it on the news, people are walking around like zombies. I was horrified. My son became someone I didn’t even know…Immediately, immediately. It zaps your brain immediately.”
?#LinkInBio ? #WendyWilliams, and her Hunter Foundation with husband Kevin Hunter, teamed up with #WeHaveStories.org to help launch her Be Here campaign to address addiction and substance abuse across #America. ? Wiliams has always been outspoken about her former addiction of 10 years, retelling stories of her past on her hit television show about how she was a functioning addict during that time. Recently, Williams sat down with #EntertainmentTonight to talk about the campaign. ? “I was a functioning addict though,” she shared. “I would … #News #Social #Addiction #Entertainment #WendyWilliamsShow – ? #InquisitiveCarter
Williams is dedicated to making sure that other people stay away from drugs as well. The star has partnered with The Hunter Foundation to help launch the “Be Here” National Campaign. She is reportedly working on the campaign with both her husband and her son.
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ #WendyWilliams has always been candid about her years-long battle with addiction, but this week she opened up a little bit more. Speaking with @EntertainmentTonight, Williams revealed that she was a functioning cocaine addict during her radio days and that everyone at her job knew. ____________________________________ “I was a functioning addict though,” she said. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.” _____________________________________ Williams also shared that she was very organized with her addiction, even having set up multiple alarms so that she could get to work on time! “[A] functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized,” she said. “It’s a miracle I was able to stop.” Today, Williams is using her past as a way to help others who are battling addiction. She has partnered with—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com) ?: @gettyimages
Williams has opened up about addiction in the past, and frequently mentions it when she discusses the drug habits and problems of other celebrities such as Whitney Houston.
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