Wendy Williams’ son is concerned that the former talk show host’s alcohol abuse will kill her.
Kevin Hunter Jr. claimed in a new interview that his mother’s body does not process booze at the same “rate” that a “normal” person’s body would.
“We’ve spoken about it,” he shared with the US Sun Monday.
“I’ve said, ‘This is one thing where you don’t know how to approach it normally, and that’s fine,’ and it’s gotten to a point where, yes, it could have that effect that it might be fatal because it affects her way worse than a normal person since it stays in her system.”Wendy Williams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr., said in a new interview that he is worried his mother’s alcohol abuse will “be fatal.”Getty Images“Whoever has been hired, they are taking advantage of someone who needs to get better,” he said.FilmMagic
Hunter, who lives in Miami and took care of his ailing mother from late 2021 to spring 2022, said he is not only concerned about Williams’ declining health but also that her team, which includes rep Shawn Zanotti and jeweler-turned-manager Will Selby, is taking advantage of her financially.
“What’s been made more important by the people around her is that while her health may not be great, she needs to keep on earning income, and in my opinion that should not be a priority at all,” he told the outlet.
“And whoever has been hired, they are taking advantage of someone who needs to get better.”Earlier this year, the former talk show host’s rep dismissed her drinking as a celebration of her “new lease on life.”WireImage
Hunter, 22, further claimed that the people surrounding his 58-year-old mom, who remains under a court-ordered guardianship, are exploiting her alcoholism by having her sign contracts while she was in rehab last summer.
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“I feel that when it comes to people wanting to ‘help’ her, a lot of it is coming from a stance of, ‘OK, she’s alone now,'” he said.
“‘Let’s try to see how we can make her act the way we want her to act or if we can kind of control the rate at which she’s handling herself.'”The 22-year-old college student claimed his mom’s health has deteriorated since she stopped living with him in Miami.WireImage
Selby blasted the college student’s claims, telling the US Sun that the “majority” of Hunter’s statements were “false.”
“I was in Miami with Kevin. I forced him to have a conversation because he seemed a little disgruntled,” Selby said, seemingly referring to Hunter being evicted from his $2 million apartment last year after losing his mother’s financial support.
“I spoke to him face-to-face, 1,000 percent. I was like, ‘If there’s a problem, let’s talk. If there’s an issue, let’s have a conversation.'”Hunter also said that he found out about Williams’ hospitalization from her jeweler-turned-manager, William Selby.thewendyexperiencepodcast/Instagram
Selby added, “There is so much here that is inaccurate, it’s really not worth me commenting.”
Zanotti, meanwhile, declined to comment at first but later issued a statement about “false narratives” circulating online.
“We ask that the world continues to pray for the well-being of Wendy as she continues to recover from a very traumatic two years,” she told “Entertainment Tonight.”Williams allegedly had been relocated out of New York, but Hunter doesn’t know where she is.NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Although Williams previously concealed her battle with alcohol abuse, Page Six spies caught the shock jock drinking at Fresco by Scotto and then gay bar The Townhouse in March, just a few months after she left rehab.
Williams sparked even more concern when she began selling off her belongings inside her New York City penthouse, which was once again reduced to a “spring cleaning.”“I’m praying that whoever is in control now doesn’t ruin whatever hope there is for her to get back up again,” he said.APEX / MEGA
However, it was clear the “Ask Wendy” author was no longer in good health when she dropped out of a speaking engagement at the Atlanta Women’s Expo at the last minute in May. She was reportedly hospitalized, though Zanotti denied there was a health scare.
However, Hunter Jr. — whom Williams shares with her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter — told the US Sun that Selby confirmed his mother did, in fact, spend time at a hospital. He does not know her current whereabouts.
“I’m praying that whoever is in control now doesn’t ruin whatever hope there is for her to get back up again,” he said.