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Wendy Williams Appears to Faint On-Air

Towards the end of her Halloween special this morning, Wendy Williams appeared to faint on-air after going suddenly going quiet while reading her prompter. She then proceeded to fall backwards on set, with camera-men rushing towards her as the screen went black, while you can hear audience members screaming.


The moment was not a staged scare and Williams returned after the break to explain to viewers that she had over-heated in her costume. She then continued to finish out the last few minutes of the show.

In an email to Jezebel, a rep for The Wendy Williams Show Alexandra Sinclair writes, “Wendy is feeling much better. She overheated because of her heavy costume, makeup, and lights. She was able to finish the show in true Wendy spirit.” Sinclair also added that Williams “will address the incident on tomorrow’s show.”

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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That was no fainting from the heat of the lights. This woman is used to stage lights, heavy wigs, makeup, etc...

I hope she’s ok. Looked like a stroke or something serious.