Wendy Williams is set to make her grand return to her eponymous talk show this morning, and in conjunction with that, People and Good Morning America are releasing interviews showing the talk show host detailing her struggles with Graves’ disease.
In a sit-down interview with GMA‘s Amy Robach, Williams explained how she feels women have an “unfortunte” tendency of taking care of everyone around them before focusing on themselves.
“We, as women, particularly if — we have families, you know, we’re taking care of children, we’re talking care of, you know, home, our husbands, we take care of everybody but ourselves,” she said. “And it’s really unfortunate. And that — that is something that has no socioeconomic thing to it. No matter what — no matter what the woman’s status is, it seems like we’re all in the same boat. I’m not doing that anymore. Wendy first!”
In her People interview, the talk show maven revealed exactly when she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and how she’s learned to adjust her life to live with it, over the years.
“I feel a hundred percent better than I was a few months ago. I had a storm going in my body is the best way I can explain it,” she said. “It came from me neglecting my six month endocrinology appointment. I have Graves’ disease and hyperthyroid. If you have one you don’t necessarily have to have the other, but I have both, and I was diagnosed with both 19 years ago.”
With the intention on shedding light on her health and to educate those who may be ignorant to the condition, Williams added that Dr. Oz will be joining her on Monday’s episode of her show.
Watch her GMA clip, below:
Read Williams’ full People interview where she also touches on how menopause is also affecting her health, here.