Sending positive vibes to Wendy Williams, who shared Wednesday that she is putting her show, The Wendy Williams Show, on hiatus.
The TV personality announced during her show that she has been diagnosed with Graves’ disease and will take three weeks off to focus on her health.
“My doctor has prescribed … are you ready? As of today, three weeks of vacation. What? Who are you? I was pissed,” she told the audience.
Williams canceled a few shows last week after suffering from flu-like symptoms, which she later revealed was due to thyroid issues. Her health also made news back in October when she fainted while taping her show. Williams bounced back after the incident, telling fans, “I overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But do you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back!”
While announcing her hiatus, Williams also went into detail about Graves’ disease, which the American Thyroid Association says is 7-8 times more common in women than men and is a form of hyperthyroidism.
Williams added that women must start putting their health first, describing how she once missed a doctor’s appointment for a business meeting. “I must say, as women when we have families we always put everything before us including business,” she said. “So, what I want to say to women, more than men, is stop putting everyone first because if we’re not good, they’re not good.”
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