Wendy Williams has canceled the upcoming Philadelphia leg of her flailing comedy tour, blaming the poor-selling event’s demise on getting “sidelined by the headlines.”
“We always want to be able to give the fans the best show ever,” organizers posted online about the sudden news Williams would no longer perform. “With that said, the same excitement, intensity and headlines that fueled ‘Wendy Williams and Friends presents For The Record Umm Hmmm Comedy Tour’ has also fueled the cancellation of the show at the Merriam Theater.”
“Unfortunately, the goal and purpose of the tour has been sidelined by the headlines,” the event’s site read, noting, “The show may be canceled, but Wendy’s commitment and love for all of the fans that support her and continue to support her never will.”
Those few fans unfortunate enough to have bought tickets will receive a full refund.
As Spiel News..com previously reported, Williams, who is going through a nasty divorce with her ex, Kevin Hunter, has been struggling to fill seats on her nationwide comedy tour.
Before the Philly show, Williams had nixed her August 17 performance in New Jersey due to an “unforeseen scheduling conflict.” She also shut down stops in Detroit and St. Petersburg.
Williams, 55, is touring along with fellow comedians Carmen Barton, Kristin Sivills, Mark Viera and Royale Watkins.
“In addition to hilarious, side-splitting comedy, Wendy will be spilling the tea on any and everyone, including HERSELF! It’s a evening of laughter and a kind of ‘TURNT UP’ Wendy fun that only she can give,” the show advertises.