Wendy Williams Takes Emergency Three-Week Break After Graves’ Disease Issues

Feb. 21 2018, Updated 3:08 p.m. ET

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Wendy Williams is battling a new health crisis after doctors told her she was suffering from the hyperthyroid condition Graves' Disease, the talk show host has revealed.

Williams, 53, who was already aware she had a thyroid issues, was out of commission for three days last week, and she blamed "flu-like symptoms" for her absence on her popular program, The Wendy Williams Show.

However, Williams has now discovered that she also has Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disease that causes everything from anxiety and bulging eyes to fatigue and muscle weakness.

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Williams revealed she often feels "like birds are swimming around my head" and "like constantly high, but not high."

Williams, who is now going to take a three-week vacation to take care of herself following the troubling diagnosis, "was pissed" when she found out about the Graves' Disease.

"I guess when you don't take a sick day ever in over 25 years, the ground is supposed to shake," she noted on Instagram of a recent on-air fainting episode.

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