Wendy Williams Opens Up About Lymphedema ,Shows Her Feet Damaged By The Rare Disease
Wendy Williams spoke candidly about her struggles in new video interview
American talk show host, Wendy Williams has provided an update on her disease, Lymphedema.
Lymphedema is a rare disease caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune and circulatory systems.
Wendy revealed her diagnosis back in 2019 after pap pictures showed her swollen ankles. The 57-year-old also revealed that she suffered from Graves’ disease, which results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Giving an update on her disease during an interview with TMZ on Tuesday (June 28), Wendy Williams revealed that she only has “maybe five percent” feeling left in her feet amid her battle with lymphedema.
The Tv presenter demonstrated her current physical condition by lifting up her swollen leg.
According to her, it’s gotten worse since stepping down from The Wendy Williams Show, which ended on June 17.
“Do you see this? [My foot] is up and down. I can only feel maybe five percent of my feet, do you understand?” she explained.
However, she stated that she doesn’t need a wheelchair to move around and can “stand up” on her own.
Williams says she’s doing “better than” anyone “physically”.
She also confirmed that she was “100 percent retired” from her talk show but would be willing to guest host for The View sometime.
On remaining in the spotlight, Wendy said that while she will no longer be on TV, she will be producing her own podcast.
“When you’re famous, podcasts will make more money for me, being famous, than doing The Wendy Williams Show.”
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