Popular American TV host Wendy Williams fainted towards the end of her Halloween special on Tuesday.
Fifty-three-year-old Wendy Williams fell to the ground during a live broadcast of her morning show, in a segment dedicated to her annual Halloween costume contest.
Wendy, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, was speaking on stage when she suddenly began to wobble and stagger backwards before dropping to the floor.
The show then went to black.
After a lengthy commercial break, the episode returned to show the audience clapping enthusiastically, but gave no look at the stage or Williams before again going to commercial break.
“Wendy fainted on-air this morning. She is dehydrated and is on her way home to rest and sleep,” Williams’ spokesperson confirmed. “She has been examined by medical professionals and finished the show in true Wendy spirit. She has never missed a day of work, and will continue all shows as planned. She will address this on-air tomorrow.”
When the show returned, Williams was standing again, explaining that she “overheated in my costume and I did pass out.”
“But you know what, I’m a champ and I’m back,” she said as the studio audience cheered.
Moments after the incident an ambulance arrived on the scene and a wheelchair was taken out of the emergency vehicle for the host.
This happened right as Williams was returning from break and preparing to announce the winners, with the host seeming out of breath and a bit dazed as she began to speak.
She then could be seen visibly struggling to read the cue cards just seconds in, and said ‘carest’ instead of contestant before her eyes widened and she began to fall back from the podium she was leaning on for support.
— Dai (@JulysOwn30) October 31, 2017
OMG. What just happens to Wendy Williams??? pic.twitter.com/m7joNyOy8K
— Baby Bye (@1BabyBye) October 31, 2017