Wendy Williams is getting real about her health. in New interview with tmzWilliams spoke candidly about her struggle with lymphedema — a condition that causes swelling in the arms or legs due to a blockage of the lymphatic system.
While Williams is “100 percent retired” The Wendy Williams ShowShe said she’s interested in starting a podcast, or even a line of sneakers, for people suffering from the effects of lymphedema.
“You know I have lymphedema, you know what it is, right?” Williams asked TMZ’s Harvey Levine and Charles Latibeaudire during their interview TMZ LiveTo which the pair replied, “No.”
“Well, you don’t know lymphedema? Well, I’ll show you,” Williams said, reaching down to raise a very swollen leg as a result of her ongoing battle with the disease. “Okay, lymphedema is it. Do you see it right here? Look. No, take a closer look.”
“can you see this?” Williams continued, still keeping her foot up for the camera. “It’s up and down. I can probably only feel five percent of my feet. Do you understand?”
The condition is bad enough, Williams said, that it could put her in a wheelchair.
“Which means, normally, I would have been in a wheelchair,” she shared. “I’m not in a wheelchair. I’m standing.”
When it comes to how she’s feeling physically, Williams said she’s doing better.
“Better than you,” quipped Williams.
As far as what’s going on for Williams, her podcast is likely to go down the route, with the former TV show host telling the outlet she’ll make more money from The Wendy Williams Show,
“When you’re famous, podcasts will make more money for me, than being famous, doing The Wendy Williams ShowWilliams said.
She continued, “So, podcast. Where will I go? I’m not sure. Europe, you know. France. Wherever I want to go,” she continued, adding that her media connections would provide her with some interesting guests.
While she didn’t give too many details, Williams confirmed that she’s totally done with the TV.
“Sorry, I’m 100 Percent Retired The Wendy Williams ShowAnd I don’t want to be on TV except guest hosting,” she said.
Williams’ health update comes just days The Wendy Williams Show After 13 years of successful running came to an end.
During the show’s final episode, guest host Sherri Shepherd said goodbye to the show, calling Williams an “icon” before praising her for her long run on daytime TV.
“Miss Wendy, you are an icon, and you are loved by so many, so many people,” Shepherd said, prompting a chorus of “Wendy” chants.
“Most of all, we have to thank you, Wendy Williams,” Shepherd said. “You have to say – there’s no one like Wendy Williams. From her days on the radio, to talk time of the day for 13 seasons, Wendy earned her title as the queen of all media. If you think about it Guess what, Wendy Williams turns the time of day with her unique take on ‘Hot Topics’ talk, her one-of-a-kind celebrity interviews, signature ‘As Wendy’ segments and, of course, her famous ‘How You Doin’ ?'”
The final show also included a video montage of Williams’ reign on daytime television.
Williams, who was the show’s original host since its debut in 2009, was not to host since 2020, having been taken off the air due to a number of health issues.
In his absence, several guest hosts including Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport and Shepherd stepped in to talk “hot topics” and interview celebrity guests. In February, it was announced that the show would officially end in the fall, and Shepherd would have his own daytime talk show titled, Sherry,
For more details on the final episode of the show, watch the video below.
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