Wendy Williams reveals she has Graves ‘ disease, three weeks off

Media personality Wendy Williams speaks at the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD Media Awards in New York March 24, 2012.


Wendy Williams revealed that she suffers from Graves ‘ disease and is taking a break from her show.

On the Wednesday episode of Williams’ show, she shared with her audience that takes them three weeks time to recover.

“What the hell is going on with Wendy?” she told her audience. “Now, you know I have a thyroid disease… My hyperthyroid is connected also to Graves’ disease.”

They said that they need time off to heal.

“My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? — three weeks of vacation,” she told her audience. “I was pissed. Encore performances, really?”

TMZ shared a video of Williams making the announcement.

According to the American Thyroid Association, the Graves ‘ disease “is an autoimmune disease that leads to a generalized overactivity of the entire thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).”

Symptoms of the disease are racing heart rate, shaky hands, sleep problems, weight loss, weak muscles, bulging or inflamed eyes, and red, and thickening of the skin.

Williams has been open about her recent health battles after fainting on stage during her Halloween show in October. And, most recently, the TV presenter took three days to rest after “experiencing flu-like symptoms,” according to US Weekly.

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Williams shared an Instagram video of himself assures the fans that she had during her time off.

“I had to be talked out of going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together.”

When the star returned to her show on Monday, she apologized to the fans for the inconvenience and expressed that she was feeling better.

“I must say, it is good to be back,” she said. “I apologize for those of you who had tickets for the show, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. I was not here. I was flu-like complications. But it’s not.”

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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