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Wendy Williams Just Put Her Talk Show On Hiatus To Deal With Graves' Disease Symptoms

  • Wendy Williams has suspended her talk show for the time being.
  • She says she’s dealing with symptoms of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition.
  • In a statement, her rep said the condition was causing fatigue leading Wendy to need time off.

Wendy Williams has suspended production of her talk show so that she can deal with symptoms of her Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that impacts the thyroid. Wendy’s team made the announcement late Monday night on her Twitter account.

“Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms of her Graves’ disease which is causing fatigue,” the statement says. “In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment.”

The statement ended on this note: “We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the Wendy@Home shows.” The statement also said that they’ll share updates on when Wendy will be back to work soon.

This isn’t the first time Wendy has taken a hiatus from her show due to symptoms of Graves’ disease. She also took a three-week break from filming in February 2018. “Graves’ disease squeezes the muscles behind the eyeballs,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show at the time. Wendy originally wrote off her symptoms as being caused by stress over her son Kevin applying to colleges, and her work, but eventually learned they were due to her condition.

In case you’re not familiar with it, Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that causes the overproduction of thyroid hormones, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms usually include anxiety and irritability, a tremor in your hands or fingers, heat sensitivity, unexplained weight loss, a change in your menstrual cycles, frequent bowel movements, bulging eyes, fatigue, thick, red skin that’s usually on the shins or tops of the feet, and heart palpitations, the Mayo Clinic says. (Wendy and her team didn’t specify which symptoms she’s having right now beyond fatigue.)

Feel better, Wendy!

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  • Posted on May 19, 2020