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Wendy Williams, 54, returned to her titular show Monday and explained why she was spotted in Upstate New York last week. She said that she and a few women from her Queens sober house decided to bust out of the city.

"I’m the newbie, so I get to make the decisions," Williams shared. "I’m thinking we’re going over to Ellis Island to one of those glamp grounds … No, honey, we went all the way up there."

Williams spoke enthusiastically about the women she lives with too.

"The great thing about being in the sober house are the people that I live with," she said. "We are people with functioning careers who just want to check ourselves and get down with that 12-step. … There are people in there with prestigious careers and degrees."

"There’s such a stigma to substance abuse. Everyone thinks it’s going to be the bum on the corner," she continued. "I’m the face of it. How about you? Sometimes you just need to go someplace and get atone with your sobriety and your 12 steps."


She also slammed a tabloid report that she was "by herself" and looking "frail."

"I want to shout-out to my friends at the Walmart in a little-known place called Ellen, New York," she said. "We went up there and the Walmart is the social place. When I’m away from the show, sometimes I do take selfies. At 4 o’clock in the morning, I’m sitting in this scooter … taking pictures with people."

"This became a blog sensation over the weekend, so I’m here to correct," she continued. "One of the best things about being truthful to yourself and having your own show is that I can come and dispel my own rumors."