Wendy Williams spoke candidly about health issues and new career endeavors in a recent conversation with TMZ Live.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Wendy Williams revealed that she has lymphedema.
After her long talk show, Wendy Williams stated that she would not be returning to a TV show.
She said, ‘Excuse me. I’m 100% retired from ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ and I don’t want to be on TV other than guest hosting.’
Talking about her future plans, Williams confirmed that she was interested in starting her own podcast.
The TV star also said she could start a line of sneakers for people suffering from lymphedema, a disease she has been fighting over for years.
During the interview, Williams asked TMZ hosts Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudier if they were aware of lymphedema.
The personality had no trouble revealing her swollen feet on camera when the anchor reacted negatively.
She said, ‘Okay, you don’t know about lymphedema? Okay. I’ll show you. Okay, lymphedema is this. Do you see it here? Look at. No, look closely.’
The 57-year-old star adds that she can now feel only ‘5%’ of her feet.
Williams went on to say, ‘Can you see this? It’s up and down. I can only feel about 5% of my feet. Did you understand? In other words, I was usually in a wheelchair. I am not in a wheelchair. I got up.’
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 28, 2022
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a medical condition that occurs when tissue in certain parts of the body swells. This is caused by an accumulation of protein-rich fluid that blocks the lymphatic system.
According to a report from the Mayo Clinic, the disease most often appears on the arms or legs. However, there are cases when it can affect the chest wall, abdomen, or neck.
The most common symptoms are severe swelling of the arms or legs, a feeling of heaviness, and fibrosis.
Fans express concern over Wendy Williams’ health problems.
After Wendy Williams’ shocking revelations, fans poured out love and support for her ongoing health fight against lymphedema.
I just watched the interview with Wendy Williams and it was very sad. Shame on those who still try to earn her money from her. She has serious problems with her and she should honestly look into the people around her. Wow. It’s bad.
— Cindy B (@cynmdmi) June 29, 2022
They used social media to express their concerns.
As one fan said, ‘Wendy Williams is going through a really hard time’.
Yes Wendy is not good mentally. There is no such thing as “normal” or “regular” thinking. We would have put her feet that way so everyone could see Jesus. Can she walk with it now? Haha great fall ayyy 😫🥴😭#wendy williams pic.twitter.com/DCvnrwYwGF
— Dnelly (@DnellyBPD) June 29, 2022
Another netizen commented, ‘I just saw an interview with Wendy Williams and it was so sad. Shame on those who still try to earn her money from her. She has serious problems with her and she should honestly look into the people around her. Wow. It’s bad.’