Famous TV host Wendy Williams is known for her exuberant personality. Her larger-than-life persona is what helped her become a notable name in the entertainment industry.
Along with that, Williams is known for being a workaholic. It became a national joke this past Halloween when she put her work above her health.
Williams had dressed up as the Statue of Liberty for Halloween on her segment self-titled “Wendy.” 48 minutes into the show, however, things when awry.
The host reportedly became overheated in her costume. On live television, she started stumbling over her sentence, widened her eyes, and fell back. After only a few minutes of recovery after passing out, however, Wendy was back on her show.
Now, Williams has revealed that she has a diagnosis that she cannot ignore. According to TMZ, the host announced that is suffering from Graves’ disease, an immune system disorder that affects the thyroid.
She told her audience, “Now, you know I have thyroid disease…my hyperthyroid is attached also to Graves’ disease.”
Reportedly, the symptoms of the disease include hand tremors, weight gain, weak muscles, quick heartbeat, and trouble sleeping. Additionally, one of the symptoms of the disease is bulging or inflamed eyes. Wendy said that the muscles in her eyeballs have been affected, a quirk that she had previously tried to turn into a joke.
While the disease is not life-threatening for Williams, she is required by her doctors to take several weeks off of work to focus on recovery. Of course, the host is already stressing out about taking time off and has vented to her fans about it.
Thankfully, she is planning on taking off at least 2 weeks, the minimum required. Hopefully this will help to improve her overall health situation! In other recent news, a police officer was brutally killed this morning after a standoff shooting. Please pray for his family during this time.