Wendy Williams is sick and tired. Literally. On Wednesday’s show she announced that she’s been diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Doctors have ordered her to take three weeks off to rest, and it’s a prescription that is not sitting well with Wendy.
Wendy took three days off last week, and said it was the first time she’s called in sick. And ol’ girl’s been in the biz for 25 years. That illness was blamed on the flu. But that wasn’t the first sign of trouble. That came on Halloween. Towards the end of her show she started stumbling backwards and passed out. That was blamed on being hot in the costume. Wendy quickly came to and finished the show and was back at work the next day.
Wendy Williams is a trooper and a professional who is dedicated to her job and the fans who support her. But her fans should not follow her example.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Clearly Wendy’s been ignoring warning signs. She even admitted on Wednesday’s show that in December she blew off an appointment with an endocrinologist and yesterday was the first time they were able to squeeze her into their schedule, which is usually booked a year in advance.
Williams said she thought the fatigue (one symptom of Graves’) was just brought on by life. In addition to her show, Wendy has a husband and a kid who’s working on college plans, doing senior papers and getting ready for prom. It doesn’t take much for things to get overwhelming and lose track of what’s going on inside your body. She’s got a lot going on and didn’t make time for herself.
Now she’s going to take the time. Counting last week, she’ll be off for the better part of a month (although she said she’ll be back in two). Wendy will be better off for it. Wendy joked that she’s not an heiress.. who’s gonna pay her bills? Clearly she makes enough bank that her lights will stay on. Others may not be so lucky. Wendy is a cautionary tale to take a day off sometimes and avoid being laid up for weeks on end. It’s a lot easier for most of us to take a sick day here and there than take a sick month.
Get well soon, Wendy.
The Critic’s Cocktail Recommendation
A strong shot of NyQuil. Get some rest, the weekend’s almost here!