Sherri Shepherd Undergoes Emergency Surgery, Misses Wendy Show Hosting Duties
Sherri Shepherd is on the mend after undergoing emergency surgery this weekend due to appendicitis. The 57-year-old TV personality was set to guest host ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ today (12/13) and for the remainder of the week. Actor Michael Rappaport replaced Shepherd on Monday and addressed the situation at the beginning of the show.
“So Sherri was supposed to host today. Unfortunately, she had appendicitis. She’s fine. She is fine. She had to go to the hospital last night for some emergency surgery. She’s feeling fine today and she is rested. Get well soon, Sherri. Everybody loves you!”
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Shepherd’s publicist released a statement confirming the comedian underwent ’emergency surgery’ and that ‘the procedure was successful’.
“Due to appendicitis, Sherri Shepherd underwent an emergency surgery yesterday. The procedure was successful, and Ms. Shepherd is doing fine and resting. She is absolutely devastated that she will not be able to guest host The Wendy Williams Show today, but she is following doctors’ orders and expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for understanding and respecting her privacy.”
Sherri Shepherd later took to Instagram and shared a video from her hospital bed.
Several celebrities including, Leah Remini, Jerry Springer, Bill Bellamy and Michael Rapaport have been stepping in for Wendy Williams as the longtime TV host has been working through her own health issues. Back in November, Williams updated fans about her current status.
“As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected. I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready. –I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love! You are everything to me. I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy.”
We Wish Sherri Shepherd A Speedy Recovery!