Wendy Williams ‘Much Better' After Halloween Costume Causes Her to Faint During Live Broadcast

Playing Wendy Williams Faints on Live TV During Halloween Episode

Wendy Williams was doing a special Halloween episode of her daytime talk show Tuesday when she passed out during the live broadcast. 

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With about 10 minutes before her show ended, Williams, 53, who was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, took a spill as cameras were rolling, causing the audience to gasp. Viewers believed the tumble was a Halloween trick. 

A stagehand rushed to help her as the show went to black. When she got back from commercial break, she explained that it wasn’t a stunt and she had just passed out.

“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 as the audience cheered her on. 

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Although she said she was fine, paramedics were called, just in case.

Following the show, she issued a statement on Twitter which explained she was “overheated because of her heavy costume, makeup and lights.”