Wendy Williams recently revealed that she was first diagnosed with Graves’ disease — an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid — and hyperthyroidism 19 years ago. After seeing the doctor and having a slew of tests done, she is feeling back to her normal self.
She spoke to Good Morning America about her battle with the disease.
“We, as women, particularly if — we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of, you know, home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves,” the chat show host told GMA’s Amy Robach.
“And it’s really unfortunate. And that — that is something that has no socioeconomic thing to it. No matter what — no matter what the woman’s status is, it seems like we’re all in the same boat,” she continued, adding that “I’m not doing that anymore.”
Williams also said “My internist told me I am, if not the worst case of deficient vitamin D that she’s ever seen in her career… I have vertigo, which I’ve had all my life and that was affecting my equilibrium. And it was just a mess going on inside of my body, but I’m saved.”
Williams has now returned to her show.