Love her or hate her, there just isn’t a television host quite like Wendy Williams. After her long-running talk show The Wendy Williams Show was officially canceled the day after many confusing and sometimes conflicting reports about the legendary host’s health, fans are wondering how the infamous unfiltered Williams is faring. The good news is that even though The Wendy Williams Show is no more, Williams himself isn’t going away forever. She recently revealed to TMZ that she wants to get into the world of podcasting, and she’s open to future television appearances.
In typical Wendy Williams fashion, the talk show host was opened up about the seriousness of her health issues in a recent video interview with TMZ. Don’t worry, it doesn’t look like she’s on the verge of death or anything, but she’s shown everyone why mobility might be an issue for her in the future. And when we say “show,” we mean it literally. After all, it’s not Williams’ style to skimp on the details.
Wendy Williams shows her Lymphedema
When asked by TMZ Live hosts how she was feeling physically right now, Wendy Williams replied, “You know what lymphedema is, right?” Never holding back, she lifted her foot to the camera. Williams said: “Are you ready? Okay, that’s the lymphedema. Do you see that? Exactly here? Pointing to her foot and ankle, Williams explained, “I can only feel about 5 percent of my feet. This means that I would normally be in a wheelchair. I am not in a wheelchair. I get up.”
According to the Mayo Clinic website, lymphedema is swelling caused by blocked lymphatic fluid. In severe cases, this can result in the affected area being unable to move. The Mayo Clinic website also says the condition is usually caused by cancer treatments, parasites, or, in rare cases, an inherited genetic condition. FYI, it doesn’t appear that Williams has cancer, but she did reveal that she has been diagnosed with Graves’ disease, according to Good Morning America, an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid.
TMZ noted that Williams was recently spotted out and about in New York City and appeared to be moving well. “How are you physically?” they asked. Without missing a beat, Williams replied, “Better than you.”
Well there you have it folks. Williams may not be 100%, but she still feels better than us.