Wendy Williams Cries While Talking About On-Air Fainting: 'It Was Really Scary'

The 53-year-old host said, 'Right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire,' before assuring that she didn't suffer a stroke or heart attack.

AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams fainted on live TV in Tuesday, October 31 episode of "The Wendy Williams Show", but came back a few minutes later like "a champ." That didn't mean she wasn't reeling after the incident emotionally though, as she opened her show's Wednesday episode crying while recounting the "scary" incident.

"First of all. I was trending all day. Fabulous!" she said of the Tuesday collapse. "A lot of people thought it was a joke. Me fainting on my set. You know I don't want to fall. I'm a tall woman and it's a long way down. I'm also a woman of a particular age and I'm not trying to break anything. I don't do stunts and jokes for you. I don't need that."

The 53-year-old TV host, who donned a glitzy green Statue of Liberty costume for Halloween on the day she collapsed, described that she was being overtaken by a "hot" and "dizzy" feeling. She added, "The costume got hot. Right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire."

"We came back from the break, I heard nothing that she said. I immediately, you know, go to the teleprompter about to do the game and that's when you saw me with the eyes," she went on saying. "It was.. It was scary. It was really scary," she choked up.

"All of I could think of, though, in the middle of the scare, 'Don't pull the podium over on you because that'll make for worse,' " she continued. She also said that she didn't suffer a stroke or heart attack like people said online. "No, I had neither."

Wendy explained why she grabbed her head before collapsing. "That was because I promised myself two things. First of all, this is never going to happen again. Second of all, if it's going to go down, it's got to be as cute as I could make it. So I'm going down with the crown, and I'm not pulling this plexiglass podium to break my bones."

The host said that she met with paramedics after the show. She was told that she was low on electrolytes, but fortunately her "blood pressure" and "heart rate" were all fine.

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