Wendy Williams appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her much-publicized diagnosis with the autoimmune disorder Graves Disease, and how it has changed her perspective on life. The 53 year-old talk show host has been suffering from hyperthyroidism for almost 20 years, but Williams learned how to medically and physically manage her symptoms in order to further her career prospects and establish herself within the entertainment industry.
Williams has opened up about how her health struggles have impacted her sense womanhood, changing her perspective on the societal norms ascribed to femininity and being a mother. “We as women, particularly if we have families, we’re taking care children, we’re taking care home, our husbands, we take care everybody but ourselves.”
Williams also reveals that she confused her autoimmune disorder with menopause, noting that “I was just feeling like ‘All right, well I’m 53 and this is I guess how it’s supposed to be.'”
However, the outspoken talk show host does admit that she is done with putting others and her business ventures before her health, and is making a valiant effort to focus her attention on herself. She admits that she feels “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.”
Williams has also gone on record to note how “I love doing the show, but I love me more. So I’m going to take care me, so I can be there for them.”