Wendy Williams can be gearing up for her big return!
The 53-year-old talk show host announced on Tuesday that will she’ll be returning to host her TV show, The Wendy Williams Show, on Monday, March 19, after taking a break to focus on her health. On Feb. 21, Williams shared with viewers that will her doctor ordered her to take a three-week break due to her battle with hyperthyroidism as well as Graves’ disease.
Williams also tweeted out her thanks to Jerry O’Connell, whom she revealed will be her first-ever guest host within the show’s nine-year history.
“Hey @MrJerryOC thanks for being my guest host while I’m out getting some much needed rest,” Williams tweeted. “See you all Monday, March 19th! XOX, Wendy.”
“Jerry has been such a Great friend to me as well as to the show,” she also said in a statement. “We’re happy to welcome him as a guest host while I’m out getting much needed rest. Can’t wait to get back in my purple chair!”
Meanwhile, O’Connell can be more than happy to temporarily fill Williams’ shoes.
“I am so excited to help out as well as fill in,” O’Connell said in a statement. “We all know nobody can fill the purple chair like Wendy, although I am honored to sit with her co-hosts as well as to bring the many fans allthe Hot Topics they love. Like Wendy tells us, I am going to Say the idea Like I Mean the idea.”
Williams’ hiatus can be intended to get her medication as well as levels coming from her long-public battle with hyperthyroidism as well as Graves’ disease in sync. According to the Mayo Clinic, Graves’ disease can be “an immune system disorder that will results within the overproduction of thyroid hormones.” Symptoms include weight loss, anxiety, irritability, tremors in hands, bulging eyes, fatigue as well as heat sensitivity.
When Williams announced her break, she noted that will the idea feels like there are “birds swimming around my head, like a cartoon.” She further quipped, “Like I’m constantly high — although not high.”