Wendy Williams On Graves’ Disease, Hyperthyroidism: ‘I Still Weigh 146 Pounds – Wendy Staff, Stop Whispering’

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One day after Wendy Williams gained a bunch of backlash for claiming that Beyonce needed auto-tune in order to sing live, while Mariah Carey and others did not, as reported by the Inquisitr, Wendy gained more attention for a diagnosis of Graves’ disease. As seen in the below video, Wendy spoke about being a 53-year-old woman who has gone without her menstrual cycle for about one year. Wendy told her audience that she thought was she going through menopause and feeling the stress of applying for colleges for her son and looking over essays. Williams explained that her son, Kevin, got accepted into his favorite college, as Wendy dealt with the prom, fitting him “for a costume, visiting the campus,” and the like. Even when light bulbs blow out around the house, it stressed Wendy out.

The eye thing is something you all caught, Williams said, noting that her audience noticed things about her that she didn’t necessarily connect with Graves’ disease. Wendy cried as she told her staff that they may do a lot of joking around the set, but Williams professed her love for her staff and her viewers.

“Dry mouth, please. I’ve got the wettest mouth ever.”

Wendy explained her hyperthyroidism is attached to Graves’ disease, even though she might not experience all of the symptoms that some folks experience with the disease. Wendy said the condition squeezes the muscles behind the eyeballs and promotes nervousness.

“No I’m not nervous. Anxiety. Please, I’m over 30 years in this game. Now I can cop to irritability. I will snap your head off. I thought it was just me micromanaging my husband, my son, bulbs, the dog.”

Graves’ disease, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a disorder with the immune system.