Wendy Williams reportedly hospitalized for mental health evaluation amid COVID diagnosis

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A day before announcing that she tested positive for COVID-19, Wendy Williams was reportedly taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The talk show host was reportedly voluntarily admitted to a hospital in New York City on Tuesday, TMZ revealed citing sources close to Williams.

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The outlet noted that the hospitalization was a result of ongoing mental health struggles.

A day later, news broke that Williams had a breakthrough case of COVID-19, though she remained asymptomatic.

Her official talk show announced her diagnosis on Instagram, adding that it would delay the season 13 premiere even further.

"To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols,” the post read.

The premiere of “The Wendy Williams Show” will now premiere on Monday, October 4th from its previous scheduled date of September 20th.

“In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled,” the statement concluded.