It came after months of speculation surrounding her break from The Wendy Williams Show late last year, after appearing on air with her arm in a sling, slurring her words.
While the TV host has been open about her cocaine abuse in the past, she admitted her addiction had reared its ugly head again, leading her to seek professional, 24-hour treatment.
“You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment… There are people in your family, it might be you… I want you to know more of the story,” she shared through tears as she revealed she had been undergoing daily treatment in a sober living facility.
It was a moment which struck a chord with many – many who went on to praise the US icon for her candour surrounding drug dependency and mental health.
Now, reports have emerged suggesting her trigger in falling off the wagon was her husband of 22 years Kevin Hunter’s ongoing affair with his longtime mistress.
The Daily Mail reports a confrontation about the affair was behind her two-month break from her daytime talk show, and may explain her injured arm last year.