Wendy Williams Dishes About Her Fainting On Live TV
Controversial TV host, Wendy Williams wasn’t tricking or treating when she set off a real life scare by fainting on live TV during her Halloween episode in 2017.
Williams who has an axe to grind with many stars has now opened up about the incident which happened a year ago. An audience member who attended the taping of her 2018 Halloween episode which airs today, October 31st told Us Weekly that Williams ‘briefly addresses’ the health scare of 2017.
It would be recalled that for last year’s Halloween, Williams was dressed as the Statue of Liberty and had just started doing her How You Doin’ segment, where she attempted to bring out a Halloween costume winner when she began to slur on her words before fainting. At first the audience thought it was a holiday joke when she slumped as producers and crew members rushed onto the stage when the broadcast went to black.
She made her return after a long commercial break to address her audience and viewers.
‘That was not a stunt,” she said. “I overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But do you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back!”
Afterwards, Williams’ publicist confirmed in a statement that she was ‘dehydrated and is on her way home for a good day and night of sleep.’ The following day the now 54-year old addressed her fall.
‘That was no joke… I don’t want to fall. I’m a tall woman and it’s a long way down. ‘I’m also a woman of a particular age and I’m not trying to break anything,” she revealed.
‘Also, I don’t do stunts and jokes for you like that. I don’t need that.’
She went on to say that she felt ‘hot and a little dizzy’ before she started filming that day. Several months later, Williams took three weeks off from her show, due to complications of Graves disease.