Wendy Williams Details How Graves Disease Diagnosis Has Changed Her Life

Wendy Williams Details How Graves Disease Diagnosis Has Changed Her Life

On Monday morning, Williams will appear in a pre-taped Good Morning America interview that marks her first interview since taking her medical leave.

"And it's really unfortunate".

"That is something that has no socioeconomic thing to it", she continues. "No matter what-no matter what the woman's status is, it seems like we're all in the same boat", she continued, adding that "I'm not doing that anymore".

Williams has also gone on record to note how "I love doing the show, but I love me more".

Wendy Williams told PEOPLE in this week's issue, that she has suffered with Graves disease hyperthyroidism for 19 years.

Sharing her struggle with PEOPLE, 53-year-old Wendy revealed that she was first diagnosed with Graves disease - an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid - and hyperthyroidism nearly 20 years ago. She says that her recent health woes came in part because she skipped her six-month endocrinology appointment last December so she could attend a meeting.

While Williams knew there was something off for a while, she says she thought her symptoms had to do with menopause, not her thyroid.

In a clip from the upcoming interview, via People, Williams says that she feels women have a tendency to care for everyone and everything else in their lives before themselves - and she's exhausted of it.

Williams added: "If there was one thing that I could request from my Wendy watchers, please don't ask me how I feel".

'I was just feeling like "All right, well I'm 53 and this is I guess how it's supposed to be"'. It's never high. But it was high and the lack of sodium so they were filling me with electrolytes, just fill, fill, fill, fill. "I'm feeling a little weird but I'll get through it".

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. So I'm going to take care of me, so I can be there for them'.

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