In December 2018, Wendy Williams took a hiatus from her long running daytime talk show to tend to her “personal and physical well-being.” Since taking time to nurture her body back to good health, other entertainers like Nick Cannon have stepped in to keep the show running. Now, the 54-year-old host will return on March 4, the New York Post reports.
In a statement published to her social media channels, Williams thanked her staff for “tirelessly holding it down for me” while the program’s production company Debmar-Mercury praised the former talk radio host on her recovery. “Wendy Williams is an incredible talent with the most unique voice in daytime,” the statement reads. “We can’t wait to welcome her back to her iconic purple chair on the set of her show.”
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) February 21, 2019
Williams recently discussed her Graves’ disease diagnosis on her show, an immune system disorder that affects the thyroids. Under doctor’s orders, she was mandated to rest for three weeks. The revelation arrived months after Williams fainted during a taping of a Halloween-themed episode.
According to the American Thyroid Association, the health condition is found “7-8 times more common in women than men.” The disease also affects the muscles behind the eyes, onsetting inflammation.