Wendy Williams will soon be returning to the small screen to host her hit daytime series, The Wendy Williams Show, but for now, is sure to follow doctor’s orders after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease.
In a sit-down interview with GMA‘s Amy Robach, the former radio host shared her thoughts on women often putting the needs of others ahead of their own.
“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. And that — that is something that has no socioeconomic thing to it. No matter what — no matter what the woman’s status is, it seems like we’re all in the same boat. I’m not doing that anymore. Wendy first!”
The popular host also told People that she was diagnosed with the disease years ago but wrongfully ignored her health for far too long. The good news? She’s feeling much better.
“I feel a hundred percent better than I was a few months ago. I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,” she said. “It came from me neglecting my six month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don’t necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago.”
Williams added that Dr. Oz will be her first guest upon her return.
Check out Williams on GMA below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.