Wendy Williams fainted during Tuesday’s live airing of The Wendy Williams Show.
The talk-show host, who was dressed as the Statue of the Liberty, passed out as she was introducing this year’s costume contest this morning. Midway through her introduction, her voice cracked and her eyes widened as she stumbled backward before suddenly collapsing. The show immediately cut to commercial.
When it returned, Williams, still in costume, was already back on stage and explained that she fainted from overheating. “That was not a stunt,” she said. “I overheated in my costume and I did pass out. But, you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back!”
The Wendy Williams Show did not immediately respond to EW’s request for further comment.
Watch both the scary incident and Williams’ triumphant return to the stage below:
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