Wendy Williams is itching to get back in the spotlight. The "formerly retired" daytime diva is reportedly "working on several projects" after taking a break to focus on her health.

Before the start of season 13 of The Wendy Williams Show last year, Williams had to delay her return date twice after enduring a multitude of ongoing health issues. However, the show went on without her, with Sherri Shepherd, Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport, and Whitney Cummings assuming guest-hosting duties.

Former The View host, Shepherd, was a fan favorite, and eventually replaced Williams, launching her own talk show, Sherri, on Sept. 12, 2022.

After a brief pause from her career, a source spilled to Page Six that Williams is "ready to get things rolling and get back to being Wendy Williams," and is working on launching a new "podcast," amongst other things.

The outlet reported that the former disc jockey was spotted at chic NYC restaurant Fresco by Scotto last week filming a mystery project.

"Basically it was a regular night… and then all of the sudden the Wendy Williams train arrived," an insider dished. "She had a huge crew that basically turned Fresco by Scotto into a movie set … approximately 30 people in the crew. Lights, cameras, audio, producers, etc. [It] looked like a reality show."

The mother-of-one has been very open about her mental health issues and struggles with Graves disease — an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones.

In February 2018, the 58-year-old revealed she had been suffering from the debilitating disease for years that causes anxiety, tremors and bulging eyes.

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