Wendy Williams is back...
... and better than ever?
That was the main topic the talk show host addressed this morning in her return to her self-titled program, following a two-month hiatus from her big purple chair.
“Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when I hit the block today,” Williams said at the top of her program before delving right into her medical woes.
“What had happened was we were only supposed to be off two weeks for Christmas vacation. At the end of those weeks, I started to feel thyroid-ish.
"They adjusted my meds. If you don’t know about thyroid disease, it’s a life long thing and they are always adjusting stuff. It can really screw you over.”
Williams went on to explain that once doctors adjusted her medication, her Graves’ disease became a problem, as did her vertigo.
“I can’t even tell you how many doctors I have, but I want to shout out each and everyone of you. Thank you so much,” she said, also giving props to her husband and adding:
"We’re spending time as a family, the Hunters. You know, I’m Wendy Hunter. I just 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. Oh, believe me you, I’m going to the gym seven days a week for two hours a day …
"I’m sorry it took me 40 or 50 days. I know it’s been a long time. I’m sorry! I have to say, it’s not going to happen anymore and I feel good!”
During her absence, friends such as Nick Cannon and Don Lemon took over a temporary hosts.
On February 21, however, exactly two months after her last appearance, the show's production company vowed that Williams was on her way back, saying in a statement:
"Wendy Williams is an incredible talent with the most unique voice in daytime. We can’t wait to welcome her back to her iconic purple chair on the set of her show.
“We so appreciate all of the guest hosts and panelists who filled in for Wendy during this time. These people are, and always will be, true family to the show.
"And we want to thank all of the loyal and supportive fans who have been with us for 10 years now."
Williams has battled these medical concerns for years.
In March of last year, she told Good Morning America that she needed to take a break at the time because her body was simply a "mess," adding in this interview:
"We, as women, particularly if we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re taking care of our home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves.
"I'm not doing that anymore, Amy. Wendy first!"
We're not very big fans of Wendy Williams, as documented below.
But we certainly do not wish bad health on anything and we're very glad to see her up, out and getting back to what she's all about as a talk show host.