‘Wendy’ fans were SHOCKED this morning when the TALK-SHOW MAVEN announced a 3-week hiatus from her HIT SHOW amid MEDICAL issues!
Williams appears slightly emotional as she ANNOUNCED she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease (autoimmune disease) that affects the thyroid, and Hyperthyroidism — or an overactive thyroid.
Her time off will begin on Thursday.
“My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? — three weeks of vacation,” Williams said on Wednesday. “I was pissed. Encore performances, really?”
She also detailed her symptoms, which included difficulty sleeping, irritability and more.
Wendy Williams says she’s been diagnosed with Graves’ disease and an overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism).
She’s taking 3-weeks off to take care of herself, starting tomorrow.
Its symptoms (many of which she said she was experiencing): pic.twitter.com/gZAtkKOffj
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) February 21, 2018
“Graves’ disease squeezes the muscles behind the eyeballs,” she explained, adding that it has made her eyeballs twitch.
Williams admitted that her viewers spotted the eye issue before she did, adding that she attributed symptoms to focusing on her son Kevin‘s senior year of high school and applying to colleges as well as her work.
The TV personality joked, “I’ll be back in two. I’m not an heiress — who is going to pay my bills? Are you serious? I’m just saying, I come from working class.”
“What I want to say to women, more than men, is stop putting everyone first because if we’re not good, they’re not good,” she said.
The announcement comes after Williams canceled several shows last week because she was experiencing “flu-ish” symptoms, she said in an Instagram post last Wednesday.
“I do go to the doctors today to find out what exactly it is,” she explained. “I feel awful. I had to be talked out of going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together.”
The talk show host also fainted during a live broadcast of her show on Halloween, which she attributed to feeling “overheated” in her elaborate Statue of Liberty costume. The broadcast quickly cut to commercial, and Williams continued the show when they returned.
The day after the incident, Williams recounted the collapse to her studio audience.
“It was scary,” she recalled, choking up. “It was really scary. It was so scary, all I could think of in the middle of the scare was, ‘Don’t pull the podium over on you, because that’ll make it worse.’ ”
We are GLAD Wendy is taking time to take care of herself and to get better, but we will MISS her for almost a MONTH! But We are CONFIDENT she will be back and READY i TIP TOP shape after her medical leave and we will be READY and WAITING for her return! Speedy recovery WENDY!