Wendy Williams is looking to transform her past battle with cocaine addiction into a strong lesson for others. The famed talk show host recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight and opened up about her past dealings with substance abuse and how she overcame the battle. It was a struggle during her prime days as a testy radio personality, but Williams still managed to successfully get through her days leaving her work ethic untouched.
“I was a functioning addict though,” Wendy told ET. “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.”
Being one of Hip-Hop’s most observed radio voices was not a simple duty. Asides from fighting a temptation that was rather trendy, Williams did her due diligence to ensure she was fairly organized with her crowded endeavors and slates the experience as being supernatural. “[A] functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized,” she said. “It’s a miracle I was able to stop.”
Williams has partnered up with The Hunter Foundation to launch the “Be Here” National Campaign created to help those battling with drug addiction and substance abuse. Through the organization, the 54-year-old media personality will help others with their substance dependence by sharing her own victorious experience.
Watch Wendy Williams sit down with ET, here.