TV host Wendy Williams faints during live taping - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

TV host Wendy Williams faints during live taping

(Source: YouTube) (Source: YouTube)

Popular daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's okay after a fainting spell during the live taping of her Halloween show Tuesday morning.

Dressed as Lady Liberty, Williams was preparing to introduce her yearly costume contest when she began to slur her words and step away from the seat she was sitting on.

The visibly shaken host's eyes became wide as she then fainted. 

On Wednesday, Williams addressed her fainting spell to her audience. She said she fainted as a result of overheating in her costume. She recounted, through tears, how scary her experience was for her. She said her husband was backstage and immediately came out to help her but her focus at that time was on finishing her show, "like the champion I am."  After the show was over, Williams received medical attention from the paramedics and was given a clean bill of health. 

The video of Williams telling her story was posted to her show's YouTube page.  

Video of the event has been posted to social media.

Williams tweeted a statement after the event.

on We

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-17 22:11:09 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-11-19 18:41:48 GMT

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >>

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

    More >>
  • Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:33 PM EST2017-11-19 18:33:58 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:31 PM EST2017-11-19 21:31:56 GMT

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

    More >>

    After UCLA player's father minimized President Donald Trump's involvement in winning players' release from China, Trump tweets, "I should have left them in jail!".

    More >>
  • Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Woman convicted in hair weave killings collapses as guilty verdict read

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-11-18 13:09:51 GMT
    Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby Isaac (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    More >>

    Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly