Wendy Williams To Take Three-Week Break After Graves' Disease Diagnosis

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Saying her doctor has ordered that she take "as of today, three weeks of vacation", Williams bemoaned that reruns would be scheduled.

"Wendy is a true champion and has never missed a day of work". "My thyroid has been totally cattywampus and that is the eye thing that you all have been seeing". She posted the announcement on Twitter and urged women to consistently check on their health.

Williams has previously spoken about her battle with the disease, telling People in July that she has suffered thinning hair as a result.

"Graves' disease squeezes the muscles behind the eyeballs", she told the audience, acknowledging that her audience had picked up on this in recent weeks before she did, observing her appearance during shows over the last few months.

When the star returned to her show on Monday, she apologized to fans for the inconvenience and expressed that she was feeling better. Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the US, and women are about seven to eight times more likely to get the disease.

Wendy Williams revealed she is suffering from Graves' disease on her show Wednesday morning.

Williams then described the symptoms that come with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism.

Your doctor should discuss each of the treatment options with you including the logistics, benefits and potential side effects, expected speed of recovery and costs.

"I'm going through menopause and applying for colleges and going over essays and he got early acceptance into his favorite and I'm trying to make a normal senior year", said Williams.

Williams said she blamed her symptoms on the stresses of being a working wife and mother, encouraging women to put their health first. "I'm a thoroughbred. I have not taken off since we started the show".

Williams said she had an appointment with her endocrinologist in December, but she had to cancel it for a business meeting, so it was rescheduled to yesterday.

The TV personality joked, "I'll be back in two". Who's going to pay my bills? "I'm a champ and I'm back".

During her Wednesday episode, Williams discussed her health issues during her hot topic segment.

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