Wendy Williams Opens up about Decade-Long Cocaine Addiction Two Days after Returning to Her Show

Manuela Cardiga
Mar 07, 2019
04:13 A.M.

Wendy Williams admitted to her problem with substance abuse on her return to the show after a long absence.


Talk show host Wendy Williams is back on the air again after a two-month absence.

Williams took the opportunity to address her health issues and her ongoing struggle to keep her substance abuse at bay.


"You know this about me. I told you I've had my about with substance abuse. Once you're a substance abuse user, you have to battle that for the rest of your life."


Williams had been out of commission for over two months due to her thyroid problems, stemming from Graves disease.

She revealed that her addiction to cocaine had taken a toll on her body, and left her health fragile. Williams had previously revealed that she'd been a cocaine user for over a decade.

"You never know when it can pop up. I constantly have to watch the inside of my body because of hard partying, just a mess."


Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder which occurs 7.5 times more often in women than in men.


Williams' Christmas vacation turned into sick leave when the talk show host started suffering from aggravated thyroid problems.

"So what had happened was we were only supposed to be off two weeks for Christmas vacation. And towards the end of the two weeks, I started to feel thyroid issues."



Williams has revealed that her thyroid issues manifested through a series of debilitating symptoms, including constant fatigue, dizziness, muscle weakness and mood disorder. Thyroid problems are treated with medication, which needs constant adjustment.

"Well, they're still adjusting my meds. If you don't know about thyroid disease, it's a lifetime thing. It can really screw you over."



Williams also spoke about her relationship with husband Kevin Hunter. The couple married in 1997, and in 2017 it was revealed that Hunter was having an affair with a 32-year-old woman and had bought her a $750,000 house close to his family home.

"Well, believe me, you, when you've been with somebody for 28 years, married for 25 years. (...) So we know each other. He is my best friend, my lover, he's all this and he's all that."

Wendy Williams seems to be back on top, with her health on the mend, and her relationship with her husband entering a good phare.



Wendy Williams, 54, has been suffering from Graves Disease, a condition that affects the thyroid.

Williams who has been absent for 2 months, took the opportunity to speak about her health issues, and to alert women to the dangers of undiagnosed thyroid problems.

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder which occurs 7.5 times more often in women than in men. Grave usually manifests between the ages of 40 and 60 and it is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States

In a related story, Wendy Williams believes that Jussie Smollett is guilty of faking a hate crime and she explained why.

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