In the past, Wendy Williams talked about her struggle with Lymphedema. The actress who is known as the Think like a Man star has said that she has perhaps only five percent sensation in her feet.
Wendy Williams Shares Her Struggle With Lymphedema
During an interview, the 57-year-old held her leg swelling in the air to show her viewers how her condition had improved since the day she announced her decision to retire as host of the show The Wendy Williams Show. The talk show ended on June 17.
Wendy said to the outlet, “Do you see this? My foot is going both up and down. I only feel about 5 percent of my foot. Do you know?” She went on to state that she doesn’t require a wheelchair to move around as she is able to stand in her own way and walk about.
She also revealed the fact that she had been diagnosed with Lymphedema during the course of 2019 after a few photos of her were posted online, revealing her ankles are swelling.
Aside from that, Williams also suffers from Graves’ disease. According to online sources, the disease causes an over-production of thyroid hormones. When the doctor asked questions about her general health, she went on to claim that she was healthier than everyone else.
The television personality also said that she had made up her mind to leave The Wendy Williams Show.
Wendy further stated, “When you’re well-known, podcasts can earn more revenue for me, being well-known, rather than doing ‘The Wendy Williams Show.'”
For those who aren’t sure to know, we’ll tell you. Lymphedema is an illness that is caused by a blockage of the lymphatic system, which is a part of the circulatory and immune systems. It’s also known for its lymphatic blockage.
According to the research from Mayo Clinic, this condition is most often seen in the legs and arms. However, at times, it can also be found in the abdomen, chest wall, and neck, as well as the genitals. It is often caused by treatments for cancer. There is a chance that it won’t occur until several months or even years after treatment.
A source told April 11 on April 11, 2019, That Williams had filed for separation from Hunter following more than 21 years together. The couple finalized their divorce in the month following.
The show’s premiere date was delayed until September 20, 2021. Host Wendy Williams was forced to postpone the beginning of the show’s 13th season, not only once but twice. After being positive for COVID-19, The Wendy Williams Show made an announcement made at the time that the show’s premiere date was changed from September 19, 2021, to October 4, 2021, in order to “allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover.” The announcement was made following reports that Williams could not be a part of the promotion for the show as a result of “ongoing health issues.”
Then, at the end of the month, the show revealed via Instagram that the date of its premiere was set to be moved back to October 18, 2021. The show explained it was because Williams “continues to receive medical treatment and isn’t yet fully recovered to resume the job.” The announcement continued that her breakout coronavirus case was “no longer a problem,” but she was continuing to be plagued by unknown health concerns.