She’s focusing on her health! On Monday, March 4, Wendy Williams returned to her show after a six-week hiatus. The Wendy Williams Show host addressed her adoring fans in the intro of the episode where she shared an update on her medical condition — and she revealed the fitness regimen that helped her maintain her weight throughout her health battle.
“I wanted to take some time for myself. I am my own best friend. You know that, I’ve told you that forever. When you get into yourself, you are your own best friend. So I’m at home, I’m taking my thyroid meds, I am meditating,” the 54-year-old said. “Oh, believe me you. I’m going to the gym seven days a week for two hours a day. Believe me you. I don’t know how this outfit is reading on TV, but mother has not gained a pound. You have to take care of yourself.”
Wendy took a break from hosting her TV show after she started to suffer complications from her thyroid issues and Graves’ disease. Denise Pate, MD — an internal medicine physician with Medical Offices of Manhattan — previously offered some insight about the auto-immune disorder and how it might affect Wendy’s health.
“Graves’ disease is an auto-immune disorder that causes overproduction of thyroid hormone leading to hyperthyroidism. It is caused by an antibody called thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) binding to thyroid cell receptors resulting in the increased release of thyroid hormones and thyroid growth that can alter our body’s function,” Dr. Pate — who does not treat Wendy — explained to Life & Style. “Some of the common symptoms associated with Graves’ disease are palpitations, tachycardia, hand tremors, weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, erectile dysfunction [for men], and irregular menstrual cycles [for women].”
But thankfully, Wendy seems to be on the mend and she’s looking healthier than ever. “I’m happy to tell you that I am doing swell,” she told her fans.