Wendy Williams canceled her promo work to deal with ongoing health issues. The TV star did say that she will be ready for her next season of The Wendy Williams Show, which is scheduled to start on Sept 20. But fans are worried that the TV personality won’t be well enough to sit in her famous purple chair.
Wendy announced through her Instagram that she wouldn’t be shooting her Season 13 promo because she needed to focus on her health. The 57-year-old will be undergoing “further evaluations” to deal with her illness.
The TV star was diagnosed with Grave’s disease and hyperthyroidism 19 years ago and this is not the first time that her condition has impacted her ability to work. In Spring 2020, the star put her show on hiatus to deal with her medical conditions.
At the time, Wendy was dealing with fatigue as a result of Grave’s disease. The condition is an autoimmune disease where the body starts to attack the thyroid and overproduce hormones. This can cause the thyroid to swell up and may result in a variety of symptoms.
When Wendy first announced her condition to fans, she was prescribed three weeks vacation from her doctor back in 2018. This was around the same time that the TV personality fainted on the set of her show and blamed it on overheating.
“My thyroid has been totally cattywampus,” Williams told her fans back in 2018. “I feel like there are birds swimming around my head … Constantly high. But not high. My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? Three weeks of vacation. I was pissed. Encore performances, really?” Williams said.
Back in 2019, the star also revealed that she was battling lymphoedema after paparazzi made fun of pictures of her swollen legs. The condition causes the tissues in the body to swell up. While it can happen to any body part, it typically affects the legs, arms, and feet.
Wendy shared her story and urged fans to donate to the Lymphatic Education & Research Network. Because of Wendy’s activism, the organization has received over $3,400 – close to its $5K goal.
While fans are curious about what happened to their favorite TV star, they have also flooded her Instagram with support while she deals with her failing health. Fans are rallying behind the star while she puts her health ahead of her show.
One fan wrote on Wendy’s Instagram post: “‘The health is more important, the season can wait. Get well soon, Wendy!’” While celebrity gossip Perez Hilton kept it simple with a “Get Well Wendy <3”
“I love doing the show, but I love me more. So I’m going to take care of me, so I can be there for them,” Wendy said.