On the episode of The Wendy Williams show on Monday, July 8, Wendy told her audience that she suffers from lymphedema – a long-term condition that causes swelling in the arms and legs.
Wendy took a hiatus in February 2018 for about three weeks to deal with her hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. Then, in December 2018, she fractured her shoulder and decided one month later that she will be delaying her return to her talk show due to more health complications.
She explained why her ankles look so puffy in pictures and then proceeds to say, “It’s not going to kill me, but I do have a machine — and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all.” She told her fans that she is doing okay and joked that her machine is a huge hit at parties.
“I’ve got it under control. If [the swelling] in my feet never goes all the way down, at least I have this machine,” she explained. “I sit for 45 minutes a day. It’s the best party entertainer ever. Everybody [that] comes over wants to do it.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, lymphedema causes a lot of swelling in the arms or legs and it happens when someone lymphatic system is comprised. When lymph nodes are damaged or removed it causes a blockage that creates the swelling. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be managed with early diagnosis.
Wendy is taking care of herself despite all that she has been through with her now ex-husband and health. She also announced that she is off the market and her new found boo is a doctor.
Despite everything, Wendy will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020.