Wendy Williams wants you to know that “there is hope” for those who battle addiction and that she is “living proof.”
In the PSA taped on the set of her talk show, Wendy puts on a brave face as she speaks directly to the camera introducing herself as Wendy Williams Hunter.
“Hi, I’m Wendy Williams Hunter,” she says. “My organization, The Hunter Foundation, recently launched a nationwide hotline to offer treatment resources for you if you are a drug addict or substance abuser. 1-888-5HUNTER.”
Williams, who has been battling substance abuse for a number of years, made the national public service announcement for her non-for-profit “The Hunter Foundation” and an organization called T.R.U.S.T (which stands for Treatment Resources Utilizing Sustainable Techniques). The organization’s website says that it’s dedicated to bridging the gap between treatment and long term sobriety.
The PSA aims to encourage those who struggle with drug addiction or those who have loved ones who are struggling to find resources to help get treatment.
“If you’re an addict or a substance abuser, don’t be ashamed — help is here for you or a family member or a loved one. Call. Don’t be ashamed; there is hope. I’m living proof,” she says as she directs viewers to the foundation’s website.
According to People.com, the hotline, which was launched on March 11th, has already received 10,000 inbound calls.
Wendy has been publically dealing with some serious personal struggles lately as she announced on her talk show that she is currently living in a sober house and rumors are swirling that she and her husband/manager Kevin Hunter are on the brink of a divorce.
She was reportedly hospitalized last week after an alcohol relapse and is in the process of taking more time off from her hit talk show to focus on self-care.