Wendy Williams vows to put herself first after health crisis

Lawrence Kim
March 19, 2018

Williams previously appeared on Good Morning America back in November, when she opened up about the scary moment she collapsed on live television while hosting the Halloween episode of her eponymous talk show.

"We, as women, particularly if - we have families, you know, we're taking care of children, we're talking care of, you know, home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves", she said.

"And it's really unfortunate", she added. And that - that is something that has no socioeconomic thing to it. I'm not doing that anymore.

Wendy, who is set to return to screens on Monday after a brief hiatus, now says that she's determined to put her health before her career for the first time.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Graves' disease is "an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones".

In a clip from the upcoming interview, via People, Williams says that she feels women have a tendency to care for everyone and everything else in their lives before themselves - and she's exhausted of it. ".It was a flawless storm; a ideal storm that had been brewing, I have to say, internally, knowing my body, since late July".

Though Williams was diagnosed with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism 19 years ago, she recently learned she had a vitamin d deficiency, "the worst case" her physician had ever seen.

"Wendy has been openly dealing with her Graves' disease for many years in addition to hyperthyroidism".

"I had missed three doctors' appointments with my endocrinologist", she revealed. Upon the news that she had to take three weeks off of work, Wendy told GMA's Amy Robach, "I cried and then I laughed".

'I'm functioning okay. I'm a feeling a little weird, but I'll get through it.

Williams said doctors advised her to take time off. "It's sweeps!" Her doctor then responded, "Do you want to be swept?" "With the menopause I wasn't pointing a finger to any particular thing". However, she's a bit of a wild card, you know, because she goes from being the "Deal or No Deal" girl, so this is a girl looking for a game. Robach asked, "Your health was at the bottom of the list?" to which Wendy replied, "Yes!" And remember the story here at "Wendy.' She came here to 'Wendy" to find out what she could do here.

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