Is everything okay, girl? Wendy Williams gave her fans a scare — and not the good-natured, Halloween-spirited kind — when she fainted on a live broadcast of her show, The Wendy Williams Show, on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The 53-year-old was dressed as Lady Liberty — complete with green hair — when she “overheated” and passed out. Watch the chilling moment in the clip below.
After the scare, the show immediately went to a commercial break, and thankfully, Wendy was able to return to broadcast after the minor medical mishap. While some viewers were skeptical about the incident — believing it to be a Halloween prank — the always outspoken talk show host reassured fans that this was not the case.
“That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume… I did pass out,” she told viewers. “But you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back.” You can say that again, Wendy! On social media, fans were thrilled to see Wendy back on her feet — both figuratively and literally.
It was soon reported that staffers are worried about Wendy’s health, especially since rumors are going around that her husband, Kevin Hunter, cheated on her. “Wendy has become very thin recently, and the show staff wonders if she is under a lot of personal stress,” an insider told Page Six.
After the show, Wendy took to Twitter to calm her worried fans down. “Everybody relax. I’m doing fine, just need some water and electrolytes. On another note, I slayed and laid Halloween LOL,” she tweeted.
Wendy’s rep, Ronn Torossian, later revealed that she’d be back on Wednesday, Nov. 1, because she’s “never missed a day of work” and he was right! The talk show host bounced back this morning and addressed the fainting incident to her audience. Crying, she said, “It was really scary.” She then joked, “First of all, I was trending all day. Fabulous.” Leave it to Wendy to make light of an unfortunate situation!