She’s back! Fans of The Wendy Williams Show have been worried about show host Wendy Williams. The 54-year-old daytime TV personality took a long hiatus from the show due to complications from her medical condition. On Monday, March 4, Wendy returned to her show after a six-week break and she addressed her health battle with her viewers.
“Look, honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I hit the block today. I didn’t know whether [you] would wait for me, whether you would understand. I had no idea what to expect. Thank you so much for waiting for us. Thank you,” she told her fans. “But, you know I’m not exactly a hypochondriac.”
She went on to explain that she was originally scheduled to only take a two-week break from the show for a Christmas vacation. But towards the end of the break, Wendy felt that her thyroid issues had returned. So her doctors adjusted her meds, and after they adjusted her meds, it started to affect her Graves’ disease — which is an autoimmune disease that also affects the thyroids.
On top of her thyroid issues and Graves’ disease, Wendy also suffers from vertigo — which is an inner ear issue and causes balance or equilibrium problems. “And I’m the kind of patient — if I cough, I’m thinking I’m dying. I’ve gotten to that point,” she joked.
“I can’t even tell you how many doctors I have. But I want to shout out each and every one of you. Thank you so much,” Wendy continued. “They push me in there, I get the MRIs, the CAT scans, and they get me running on the treadmill. They’re doing my blood pressure at the same time as my phone is calling from people on the show calling and asking me stuff. And my blood pressure is not high. And then the salt levels. I’m 54. Not for nothing. Even though you feel 25, honey, you know — you are still your age on the inside. I have a plethora of doctors, my medical team. And I’m happy to tell you that I am doing swell.”