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Wendy Williams tests positive for ‘breakthrough case of COVID-19’

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Wendy Williams is further delaying her show return after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The “Wendy Williams Show” Instagram account announced Wednesday that the daytime host, 57, is battling a “breakthrough case of COVID-19.”

“While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” the statement began.

“To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Monday, October 4th.”

The show will air repeats in the interim.

A source confirmed to Page Six on Wednesday that Williams has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The announcement comes after Williams had to bow out of promotional activities because of “ongoing health issues” that required “further evaluations.”

After news of Williams’ health issues broke, a source told Page Six exclusively that she likely wouldn’t make it to her show’s premiere.

“People are tight-lipped about it, but there are whispers that she won’t be there,” the source shared.

In a conversation with Dr. Oz in March, Williams expressed hesitancy about getting the COVID-19 jab.

“No. I don’t trust it,” she said. “I’ve never gotten the flu shot either, though, and you and I have talked about that. Several of the doctors on my team have told me, ‘Wendy, get the flu shot.’ I’ve never had the flu. I’m not getting a flu shot. I very rarely get a cold. I never have headaches. I don’t take Aspirin because I feel my heart murmur or something like that. I’m not getting it — no! I don’t trust it. There, I said it.”

In May, however, Williams announced that her live studio audience would be able to return on June 1 only if they were fully vaccinated.

A rep for Williams didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment when asked whether she ever got the vaccine, which would explain her “breakthrough” case.

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