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Wendy Williams to Take Three-Week Hiatus Due to Thyroid Issues

Wendy Williams is taking a break. The TV host, 53, revealed on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, February 21, that she is taking three weeks off due to issues with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease.

“My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? — three weeks of vacation,” she told viewers after detailing her symptoms. “I was pissed. Encore performances, really?”

Williams’ health update comes one week after she took three days off from her syndicated talk show because she was experiencing flu-like symptoms. She shared an Instagram video on Wednesday, February 14, of herself sipping orange juice while relaxing at home in a bathrobe and a head wrap. “I had to be talked out of going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together,” she explained.

The former radio personality returned to her show on Monday, February 19, and told viewers that she was feeling much better. “I must say, it’s good to be back,” she said. “I apologize to those of you who had tickets for the show Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. I was not here. I was flu-ish with complications. But no more.”

Williams previously had a health scare in October 2017, when she fainted on TV during her live Halloween episode. Producers rushed to the stage as the broadcast cut to a commercial. When the host returned just minutes later, she explained that she was dehydrated and overheated in her Statue of Liberty costume.


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