Wendy has been quite open about her battle cocaine addiction in the past, but had apparently never actively sought treatment. Now, she has obviously decided that she is not able to cope with her addiction by herself, and so has sought professional help.
Williams didn't specifically say what substance she's addicted to at the moment, but it's clear that it has taken over her life. Wendy also revealed that she has a 24-hour sobriety coach, and spoke lovingly about all the "brothers and sisters" in addiction with whom she's living in the house.
Wendy has reportedly also been dealing with mental health issues such as depression. According to the Daily Mail, the star plunged into an alcohol- and pill-fueled depression after fracturing her shoulder during a confrontation with her cheating husband Kevin Hunter, 47.
She took an extended leave from her show back in mid-January and didn't return until a couple of weeks ago. She told viewers before the break that she had been suffering from Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. The reasons for her break was the subject of intense speculation in the media, and now the star has confirmed that her addiction struggles were indeed a factor.
As you would expect, there was a great deal of reaction on social media, the majority of which was positive and supportive of Wendy and her struggles.
Some major media outlets, such as the Daily Mail, have been basically camped outside the sober house, and taken photos and footage of Wendy coming and going. This is obviously not ideal for someone trying to recover and get well, but this is the world we live in.
"There are some shady characters coming and going from that place, it's on a residential street above a barbershop," one observer told DailyMail.com.
"You see recovering drug addicts standing outside having a smoke, it looks like four or five people are staying there at any one time."
"It's certainly the last place you'd expect to see Wendy Williams."
It's not clear how long Wendy intends to stay at the facility. Recovery is an ongoing process, and it's not possible to put a time on it - it takes as long as it takes for us to get well. We at Aunty Acid wish Wendy every success in her recovery.