Last week, the talk show host was forced to take off after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Two days after returning to the show, Wendy announced she will be taking three weeks off under her doctor’s orders to tend to her overactive thyroid and Graves’ disease.
The 53-year-old told her audience:
My doctor has prescribed, are you ready? Three weeks of vacation.
I was pissed. Encore performances, really?
Via Page Six:
In July 2017, Williams opened up about her thyroid disease telling People, “I have thyroid disease. There are few symptoms. Or a few byproducts of having thyroid disease that a lot of people aren’t aware of.”
Williams adds those suffering sometimes suffer from goiters in the throat area.
“But what people don’t understand is that thyroid disease is also related to Graves’ disease, which is what the elder Mrs. Bush, remember Barbara Bush back in the day … the muscles behind your eyes,” she said referencing protruding eyes. “This doesn’t happen to everybody but I happen to have Graves’ disease. I have to make a concerted effort in conversation. I’m not trying to give you the screw face, I’m just don’t want to give you the scary, scare. The muscle pressure behind the eyes pushing them forward.”
Williams says she’s gone to see a doctor about it and there is little that can be done. Thinning hair is another symptom of thyroid disease, which prompts her to wear wigs, she said.
Sending up prayers for Wendy and wishing her a speedy recovery.
See video of Wendy’s announcement below.
How u doin?! Hopefully…better very soon!