Scroll to Top

Wendy Williams Reveals Graves’ Disease Diagnosis + Announces Show Hiatus

By Teonny Spears / Published on Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 13:26 PM / No Comments

Last week, Wendy Williams cancelled the filming of her show due to flu like symptoms, but today the outspoken talk show host revealed that she was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, and because of this, her show will be put on hiatus.


The 53-year-old revealed that her doctor prescribed her a three-week break to focus on the autoimmune disease and her hyperthyroidism and went on to state that she has battled a thyroid condition for years.

She then admitted and basically thanked her fans and viewers who spotted the eye issue before she did, adding that she attributed symptoms to focusing on her son Kevin‘s senior year of high school and applying to colleges as well as her work:

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes overstimulation of the thyroid, which can lead to puffy eyes, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and elevated blood pressure, most of which Wendy identified herself with having.

About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
READ  James DeBarge CONFIRMS That He & Janet Jackson Had A "Secret" Child Together