She’s planning a comeback. Earlier this month, talk show host Wendy Williams announced that she would be taking a break from filming The Wendy Williams Show in order to focus on her health. But now, insiders revealed that the 54-year-old is preparing to return to work soon and her staff members are gearing up for Wendy’s first episode back.
“Staff are planning a big ‘welcome back’ show where Wendy will address her health problems,” an insider revealed to In Touch. “But isn’t going to be saying anything else.”
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) January 18, 2019
On January 18, Wendy released an official statement via Twitter where she shared a health update with her fans. “As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend,” the statement read. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital.”
“Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being,” the statement continued. “Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and the Hunter family’s privacy during this time.”
This week, The Wendy Williams Show started to air new, original episodes featuring a handful of guest hosts like Bevy Smith, Michael Yo, Heather McDonald, Ellie Lee, Carla Hall, Brian Balthazar and Devyn Simone.
The former radio personality has been very open with her fans about her battle with Graves Disease in the past. During a segment on her show that aired in February 2018, Wendy sat down with fellow TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz to explain her condition.
“Graves disease, in a lot of folks, their eyes become more protuberant, they’re bigger than they were originally because of this autoimmune problem where your body attacks your thyroid gland,” Dr. Oz explained. “The thyroid gland reacts by making more of this hormone which makes your eyes swell, but also can create agitation, high heart rates.”
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