Wendy Williams Faints During Live Halloween Broadcast

Halloween proved a little much for daytime talk show host Wendy Williams on Tuesday (Oct. 31).

Dressed as a glamorous Statue of Liberty, she fainted during the live broadcast of The Wendy Williams Show. She recovered quickly, however, and returned to finish the show.

"Wendy fainted on-air this morning. She is dehydrated and is on her way home to rest and sleep. She has been examined by medical professionals and finished the show in true Wendy spirit. She has never missed a day of work, and will continue all shows as planned. She will address this on-air tomorrow," said show producers in an updated statement.

When the show was wrapping up, Williams joked: “Is that the end of the show? Was I passed out that long?”

She will address the incident at more length on Wednesday’s episode (Nov. 1).

The Wendy Williams Show, now in its tenth season, is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

Watch the scary incident below.


Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.