NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Wendy Williams speaks onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
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By Cady Lang
October 31, 2017

Wendy Williams and viewers of her live Halloween episode of The Wendy Williams Show experienced a real scare on Tuesday when the talk show host fainted on-air after overheating in her Halloween costume.

Williams, who was dressed up as the Statue of Liberty in a bedazzled dress with a matching wig and crown, was in the process of starting her Halloween costume contest when she began slurring her words and stumbling before fainting to the floor.

The show went to commercial, but Williams swiftly recovered for the next segment and explained why she fainted.

“That was not a stunt,” she told viewers. “I’m overheated in my costume and I did pass out.”

Watch the clip below.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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