All is well in Wendy-ville!
Not long yesterday’s fainting scare, Williams took to the stage to finish her show, with her team releasing a statement via her social media:
“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. Thank you for your well wishes.”
The talk show host went on to further reassure fans of her stabilized health condition, releasing a statement of her own from home, surrounded by hydration aids Pedialyte and Gatorode:
Glad to hear that all is well in Wendy-ville!
Original Story 10/31/2017:
Wendy Williams fainted while filming her popular talk show Tuesday morning, shocking both her live and studio audience when she lost her balance live on air.
During the Halloween episode, the 53-year-old diva opened as usual in a statue of liberty costume when her speech slowed down as she stumbled backwards and fell to the ground.
After a commercial break, she told the audience: “That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume. I passed out. I’m a champ and I’m back,” she continued, according to a video posted by a viewer.
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The FDNY responded to a call for a medical episode around 10: 30 a.m. at 221 W. 26th St, according to the Daily News. This is the same address as The Wendy Williams Show studio, but authorities would not confirm to if the call was in response to the host’s medical scare.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.