Renowned talk show host of the famous Wendy Williams show is taking a break from her job as she deals with symptoms of her Graves disease. The talented host through her team said that she was taking the time to focus on her health.
“Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease, which is causing fatigue.”
“In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment,” the rep says.
“We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the [email protected] shows.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has been holding at home shows for her viewers.
Wendy Williams had taken another break in 2018, explaining that she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism 19 years prior, but was feeling much better after taking some time for herself.
“I feel a hundred per cent better than I was a few months ago. I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,” said Williams at the time.
“It came from me neglecting my six-month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don’t necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago,”
Graves‘ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. With this disease, your immune system attacks the thyroid and causes it to make more thyroid hormone than your body needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck.
Williams took the first break from her show in February 2018 and returned that March. The following year in January, Williams took an extended six-week leave of absence after fracturing her shoulder.
This time around, it is not confirmed yet how long she will be taking her break. We wish her all the best as well as a quick recovery.