Despite Wendy Williams’ recent personal struggles, her fellow daytime talk-show alum Montel Williams refuses to give her a pass on creating an on-air environment that he characterizes as judgemental.
Speaking with Us Weekly, the former host of “The Montel Williams Show” (which aired from 1991 until 2008) was asked if he had any words of advice for Wendy Williams (no relation) as she struggles with addiction issues and the recent breakup of her marriage, reportedly after her husband allegedly impregnated his mistress.
“Wendy’s show is so much different than mine, where she does a program that literally has for years now, honestly, belittled and put down people who are going through what she’s going through,” he said.
“So it’s that crazy thought that needs to go through your head,” he added. “Be careful who you point a finger at because you never know when one of them is pointing back.”
Meanwhile, the 62-year-old former TV personality is in a much better place than he was last year, when he was hospitalized for 21 days after suffering a stroke in the middle of a workout in a hotel fitness centre.
“I almost died,” Williams told The Blast. “I looked up and everything turned into kaleidoscope,” he said of the incident. “I knew something was majorly wrong, so I forced myself to get to my room on the 14th floor and called my wife. I told her that I may be having a stroke, so please call 911. She did the rest.”
According to Williams, the stroke was “a wakeup call to go 100 per cent, instead of the 300 per cent I was working at.”