Wendy Williams had a very scary moment on live TV this morning. In the midst of conducting her “How You Booin’?” Halloween segment on air, the talk show host lost consciousness.
In video captured by a viewer, Wendy initially appeared a bit flustered as she introduced the show’s annual Halloween costume contest, but after an awkward pause from reading the teleprompter she began to lose balance with a look of horror on on her face before starting to shake and eventually collapsing to the ground.
You could hear audience members scream as production staff ran over to assist. But, surprisingly, the talk show host was right back in front of cameras after the commercial break, explaining she’d simply gotten overheated in her Statue of Liberty costume and it caused her to pass out.
“I’m a champ and I’m back,” Wendy told the crowd who cheered on her perseverance. She was also sure to clarify that her falling out was not a Halloween stunt although it was obviously scary.
Perhaps it’s the fabric of Wendy’s costume that caused so much heat but, nevertheless, after the scare, Wendy posted a video showing her at home and hydrating and she promised to be back on air tomorrow.