* Wendy Williams advises women to put their health first
Wendy Williams made an emotional return to her talk show yesterday after stepping away for three weeks to deal with health concerns.
Williams, 53, wiped away tears as she expressed her gratitude for the fans and crew members who have stuck with her throughout her fight with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism.
“Thank you for understanding the three weeks … Thank you for understanding behind the scenes and just thank you for being my special people,” Williams began Monday’s episode, dabbing tears away with cotton swabs as she addressed the audience.
“I do the show, but there are hundreds of people who are the show,” she continued. “And they don’t really get the credit that they deserve, so thank you to everyone.”
Williams announced her temporary hiatus last month after her doctor recommended she take three weeks off to handle her health issues.
Graves’ disease is a condition where person’s immune system overproduces thyroid hormones, which can lead to multiple symptoms, including bulging eyes.