Talk show host Wendy Williams passed out today while doing her show live. She was dressed up for Halloween as the Statue Of Liberty when she jumbled her words with a look of horror on her face. She stumbled and collapsed to the floor.
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 31, 2017
Paramedics were called to the scene and she was deemed okay and returned to the air saying it was real and not a stunt.
“That was not a stunt. I’m overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But you know what, I’m a champ, and I’m back!”
She said she overheated in her costume pic.twitter.com/1QdCZhe5pE
— Baby Bye (@1BabyBye) October 31, 2017
Her rep issued a statement about what happened, saying:
“Ms. Williams fainted on-air this morning. She is dehydrated and is on her way home for a good day and nite of sleep. She has been examined by medical professionals and is well. She is ok and will continue as shows as planned. She will address this on-air tomorrow. She has never missed a day of work and is looking forward on November 13th to her 1500th show.”
Wendy had complained about dressing up for Halloween earlier in the show:
“This is so not my holiday, I am doing this under duress. All kinds of freaks and weirdos walking around. There’s nothing worse than adults in costumes.’