“Due to appendicitis, Sherri Shepherd underwent an emergency surgery yesterday,” stated Shepherd’s publicist. “The procedure was successful, and Ms. Shepherd is doing fine and resting.”
“She is absolutely devastated that she will not be able to guest host The Wendy Williams Show today, but she is following doctors’ orders and expected to make a full recovery. Thank you all for understanding and respecting her privacy.”
Taking to Twitter to update fans, Shepherd confirmed she had undergone surgery and added that she planned to appear on the show “with the tea” on Tuesday.
Thank you for your love & well wishes. I had an emergency appendectomy last nite. I am feeling much better today & plan on being on The @WendyWilliams Show tomorrow with the tea!
— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) December 13, 2021
Regular host Wendy Williams is currently on a hiatus from the show whilst she recovers from symptoms of Graves disease.