Wendy Williams Stroke: Host Faints On Live TV...And It's Not A Prank, Speaks Out

Wendy Williams might have had an elaborate costume for Halloween but that’s not what put her in the headlines Tuesday.

The talk show host, who was dressed up as Lady Liberty, was introducing the annual Halloween costume contest when she started to slur her words. She then had a pretty scary look on her face as she backed away from the podium, froze and ultimately fainted. Her producers and cameramen on hand rushed to her side immediately.

The show cut to commercial right away. When it returned, Williams didn’t waste time in letting fans know it “was not a stunt” as many speculated if she was playing a Halloween prank. She then explained what made her lose consciousness briefly.

“I overheated in my costume and I did pass out,” she said. “But you know what, I’m a champ. I’m back.”

She then went on with her show as the audience screamed and cheered.

Once the show was over, Williams took to Instagram to explain further what she believes happened in the scary moment.

“Everybody relax. I’m doing just fine, just need some water and electrolytes. On another note, I slayed and laid Halloween, LOL!”

She then thanked her “Glam Squad” and Ceaser Galindo, who was the brains behind the costume.

A post shared by Wendy Williams (@wendyshow) on Oct 31, 2017 at 9:49am PDT


She vowed that she would let fans know more on Wednesday’s show.

Interestingly enough, just before the now viral moment, Williams said that she was not a fan of Halloween, to begin with.

“It’s just so not my holiday. All sorts of freaks and weirdos walking around…”

The moment comes after Williams has faced lots of drama in her personal life. Her husband, Kevin Hunter, was accused of having an affair with another woman for the last ten years. Williams has spoken out about it and said that it is completely false and that she actually knows the woman who scoured headlines as Hunter’s mistress. Word spread shortly after that it was one of her producers on set who leaked the story to the media. She reportedly fired a handful of them on the spot. Word is she didn’t only give them the axe because the story was not true at all, but also because it proved that they aren’t loyal to her or her personal life once she leaves the stage.

Williams has also been known to feud with major celebrities from rapper T.I. to reality star NeNe Leakes.

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