Wendy Williams Has Graves Disease Which Puts Her Show On Hiatus


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Wendy Williams has been put under doctor’s orders to cease live tapings of her hit daytime talk show over a Graves disease flare-up. According the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder or overactive thyroid.

With this disease, your immune system attacks the thyroid and causes it to make more thyroid hormone than your body needs.

According to a statement from her spokesperson, Wendy’s medical team are pushing for the precautionary action:

“Recently, Wendy has been dealing with symptoms from her Graves’ disease which is causing fatigue. In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment,” a spokesperson for the show says in a statement to Variety. “We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the ‘Wendy@Home’ shows. More updates on a return date will follow.”

The radio host turned TV maven first announced that she was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. The condition causes her immune system to compromise her thyroid.