Worries: Sherri Shepherd, 55, said she was 'truly concerned' about Wendy Williams, 57, after the veteran talk show host said she wouldn't watch her new show; seen in November in LA

Sherri Shepherd is ‘concerned’ about Wendy Williams and asks fans to pray for her

She got the cold shoulder from Wendy Williams after the veteran host said she wouldn’t be watching her upcoming talk show.

And Sherri Shepherd responded to Williams’ comments on Saturday by telling her fans on Instagram that she was ‘truly concerned’ about the 57-year-old host, who’s eponymous talk show she will replace starting in the fall.

The 55-year-old actress and comedian also said she understood why Williams wouldn’t care to watch her replacement, according to Page Six.

Worries: Sherri Shepherd, 55, said she was ‘truly concerned’ about Wendy Williams, 57, after the veteran talk show host said she wouldn’t watch her new show; seen in November in LA

‘I did hear Wendy say she will not watch me on the new show. And that’s OK. You know, I understand,’ Sherri said over the weekend on Instagram Live.

The 30 Rock actress followed up the measured statement by urging her fans to ‘pray’ for Wendy, who has reportedly suffered health issues and had to use a wheelchair in recent months.

‘She’s going through a lot,’ Shepherd said. ‘I’m truly concerned for her.’

The actress was responding to a recent Instagram Live session that Wendy did with the rapper Fat Joe in which she said she didn’t have any plans to watch her successor’s show because it wasn’t her ‘thing.’

No hard feelings: ‘I did hear Wendy say she will not watch me on the new show. And that’s OK. You know, I understand,’ Sherri said over the weekend on Instagram Live; seen in June 2021 on Late Night With Seth Meyers

No thanks: Wendy said on Instagram Live that Sherri’s show wouldn’t be her kind of ‘thing’; Sherri seen on The Wendy Williams Show

Last month, Page Six reported that Wendy had had a dinner with friends in New York City at which she shared her plans for a ‘big TV comeback.’

‘She’s ready to get back to work. When you hear her talk… anyone who’s known her for years, knows they’re getting a Wendy who’s ready to work. She’s really in good form,’ a source said of the host.

Photos from the dinner showed Wendy beaming ear-to-ear and back on her own two feet.

She seemed to be continuing her path to a comeback when she appeared on May 2 at the Met Gala while looking vibrant in a colorful pleated dress while arriving with Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee.

However, Williams’ current health and mood may matter little when it comes to her getting her show back, as The Wendy Williams Show’s production company Debmar-Mercury is reportedly ‘100 percent committed’ to Shepherd, and it no long has spaces available for the remainder of the year for her show to return, the a return further in the future might be possible.

On the move: Last month, Page Six reported that Wendy had had a dinner with friends in New York City at which she shared her plans for a ‘big TV comeback’; seen in June 21 in NYC

Coming soon: Shepherd’s show Sherri will debut in Wendy’s old time slot in September. The actress has guest hosted the show several times since Wendy last hosted in July 2021

The company announced in February that Sherri, who has guest hosted Wendy’s show several times amid her extended absence, would take over her own eponymous TV show starting in September. 

Back in early April, Wendy shared another cheery photo of herself, which she initially captioned with ‘Ready for court,’ though she subsequently edited to simply say, ‘Ready.’

She appeared to be referencing her ongoing lawsuit against Wells Fargo after the bank blocked her from accessing funds in her account due to its contention that she requires a guardian.

Williams has not been able to access her funds since mid-January, and in February a lawyer for her bank sent a letter to New York County Supreme Court Judge Arlene Bluth seeking a hearing over her finances and claiming that she required a guardian.

Lori Schiller, the entertainer’s former financial advisor, had claimed in January that Wendy was ‘of unsound mind,’ which led to her accounts being frozen.

Back in the swing of things: Part of Wendy’s comeback appeared to be her appearance at the Met Gala on May 2. She looked happy and health in a colorful pleated dress

Williams’ attorney has denied Schiller’s claim and also lambasted the bank for exceeding its authority.

Subsequently, Wells Fargo claimed that it merely was seeking to have a  ‘temporary guardian or evaluator to review the situation and ensure that [Williams’] affairs are being properly handled.’

The bank ‘has strong reason to believe’ Williams is ‘the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation,’ it claimed in a filing obtained by Page Six. 

After she was denied access to her funds, Williams filed for a temporary restraining order against Wells Fargo She claimed in March that she had been unable to pay her mortgage and mounting bills since her money was locked away.

Going to court: Williams has been engaged in a legal battle with Wells Fargo after the bank cut off her access to her accounts over its claims that she needs a ‘guardian’ 

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