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Wendy Williams Reveals She Has Graves Disease [Watch]

Wendy Williams is considered by many to be unstoppable.  She’s a massively successful author and  media entrepreneur, and has been for a long time. Wendy has captured the attention of America for decades as a radio DJ, and since 2008 as the host of her very own T.V show-  “The Wendy Williams” show.

So when her Doctor told her that she had been diagnosed with Graves disease, naturally we weren’t surprised that she was mostly unfazed by the news.

Wendy laughed off the diagnosis, saying that she’s pissed her doctor is making her take 3 weeks off work.

“I’ll be back in two” she quips.

“I’m not an heiress. Who’s gonna pay my bills?”

Although, with a net worth of 60 million dollars, we think Wendy will be okay taking 3 weeks off to rest up and get better.


Wendy explained that her Graves’ disease is related to her hyperthyroidism. She noted that fans had pointed out to her before that her eye was bulging, which is a symptom of her thyroid issues.

“My thyroid has been totally cattywampus and that is the eye thing that you all have been seeing. You caught it before I did,” she said.

According to Mayo Clinic, “Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although many disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease is a common cause.

Since thyroid hormones affect a number of different body systems, signs and symptoms associated with Graves’ disease can be wide ranging and significantly influence your overall well-being. Although Graves’ disease may affect anyone, it’s more common among women and before the age of 40”.

Well Wendy Williams is 53, but who would’ve expected a world famous T.V host to come out on the normal side of a statistic?

Now, this is not the first time that Wendy’s health issues have been in the public eye. Last Halloween Wendy collapsed onstage after allegedly “overheating” in her halloween costume. Although, after watching the video, many speculate that Wendy had a stroke. Wendy has opened up about her drug addictions over the years, and some fans also think her passing out was related to her habit. However according to Wendy- she has been clean for awhile.

See for yourself.

In the beginning of the video, a few seconds before she collapses, you can notice Wendy start to slur her words on the word “costume”.

A few seconds later, she says the word “Caress” instead of “guest”, and soon after the craziest thing happens.

She stops in mid sentence, and bites her lower lip. Her eyes start twitching. She slowly starts to stumble backwards, hand quivering up towards her eye. Suddenly she collapses on the floor, and a camera man runs up to rescue her.

Shortly after, like the champ she is, Wendy is back up and running the show.

We hope Wendy seriously takes her doctor’s advice into consideration and gets some rest! We’d like to see her around for the long haul.

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