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WENDY WILLIAMS TAKING HIATUS TO DEAL WITH GRAVES’ DISEASE

Talk show host Wendy Williams announced on her show yesterday that she will be taking some time off due to fatigue caused by Graves’ Disease.

The Wendy Williams Show,” which has been filming remotely from Williams’ New York City apartment, will be on hiatus through at least this week. At the moment a return date has not been set, but reruns of the show will air while TWWS is on hiatus. Repeats of “The Wendy Williams Show” will air, while the show is on hiatus.

“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 moment I heard this news, I wasn’t surprised in the slightest. In Feb. 2018, Williams took a three-week break from the show, when she announced her diagnosis, in addition to hyperthyroidism. The host also took an extended six-week leave of absence in Jan. 2019, due to health complications after ongoing surgery for a shoulder fracture she said she sustained the year before but rumors began to circulate that Wendy got her shoulder injury after getting into a scuffle with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter and his mistress Sharina). In Mar. 2019, Williams revealed through an emotional monologue during a live broadcast that she had been living in a sober house.

Don’t fret, WW fans. This will not be the last we see of her. “The Wendy Williams Show” has been renewed by the Fox Television Stations through the 2021-2022 season, which will bring the syndicated talker through 13 seasons.

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