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Wendy Williams speaks on her son’s battle with drug addiction

TV personality, Wendy Williams has opened up about her career and family in a new interview with Cosmopolitan.

The 54-year-old spoke about her son’s drug battle, admitting that it was incredibly difficult to put on a fun show every day while privately dealing with something so heartbreaking.

Talking openly about getting her 17-year-old son off drugs, Wendy said:

“I saw it for myself — this affected [my family] very deeply. I didn’t know whether my kid would ever return to school. The whole time we’re nursing him through [recovery], I’m supposed to make fun on the show like, ‘Hi! Here’s Wendy! Hahaha!’ But I’m dying inside.”

Wendy, who also had a drug problem some years ago, added:

“I lost 10-plus years to cocaine, so I’ve got time to make up for. And I don’t talk about it because I was outed, I talk about it because I’m Wendy and this is my truth. Besides, I got out of it. It’s not how far you fall, it’s how you get up.”

Wendy Williams opens up on her son's battle with drug addiction

Speaking on her son’s drug of choice, K2, a synthetic cannabinoid that is similar to marijuana with much more harmful chemicals, Wendy Williams said: “They take that grass and they spray it with rat poison or whatever. Kids are out there smoking that mess. It’ll turn you into a different person.

“[Withdrawal] was a slow process and, for us, it didn’t involve psychiatric drugs or a psychiatrist. We cleaned him out — anything for my boy.”

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