Wendy Williams Collapsed On Live Television

Halloween is the scariest holiday of the year, but for the most part, the scares are meant to be fun and enjoyable. That wasn't the case during this morning's live broadcast of The Wendy Williams Show, in which esteemed host Wendy Williams had a downright frightening moment where she was attempting to introduce a Halloween costume segment and suddenly passed out and collapsed just off-camera.

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The show immediately cut to commercial right after Wendy Williams took her fall, so TV audiences had no idea what was going on at the time, and it seems like everyone at the actual taping would have been all the more perturbed about it with producers rushing onto the set to see about her as the screen went to black. It appears she wasn't unconscious for very long, thankfully, and TV viewers got to see her right back in action when the commercial break was over.

Considering how suddenly everything went haywire, Williams obviously had to address the incident upon coming back. She definitely didn't come across as seeming weak or injured from it all, either, saying this:

That was not a stunt. I'm overheated in my costume, and I did pass out. But you know what? I'm a champ, and I'm back.

Indeed, champ. That was about as scary a moment as one can imagine for a talk show host in the middle of a live broadcast. Something initially seemed amiss with the way Wendy Williams was speaking as she was introducing the segment, and then things took a turn for the worse as the host's eyes went wide and she started stumbling backwards, reaching up to her head before dropping like a rock. While it looked like something more serious might have been the issue here, Williams continued on with the show without further problems, and was up and dancing around with costumed guests not longer after.

Hopefully they at least turned down some of those overhead lights to keep the host from getting woozy again. Overheating is no joke, people. And neither is live TV, where all manner of crazy moments both funny and serious can go down without warning. We certainly hope that Wendy Williams is definitely okay and won't be suffering any further health issues from her fall.

The Wendy Williams Show airs most mornings in syndication, so check your local listings for when to find her. Head to our fall TV premiere schedule to find out when all the other new and returning shows are hitting the small screen soon.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.