Wendy Williams Cries While Addressing Fainting Incident: 'I Like to Be on This Side of Hot Topics, Not That Side'
On Wednesday, Wendy Williams returned to her purple throne on The Wendy Williams Show to address her on-air fainting spell on Tuesday.
"...a lot of people thought that was a joke, me fainting on my set. No, that was not a joke," Williams said to the camera. "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. And, also, I don’t do stunts and jokes for you like that. I don’t need that."
Williams was dressed as the Statue of Liberty for an on-air Halloween celebration when the incident occurred. She added she was feeling hot, "like something’s about to happen. Hot and a little dizzy, but not like the room spinning, just like weird."
The talk show host kept her sense of humor throughout the ordeal. "People were commenting that I reached up for my head and that was because I promised myself two things," said Williams. "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 can make it."
The daytime talk show host says she overheated in her Halloween costume.
Paramedics were called to the studio and examined the 53-year-old Williams for injuries, of which there were none. She was treated for dehydration and low electrolytes and released.
As Williams made her way outside, a large crowd of fans and paparazzi greeted her: "I like to be on this side of hot topics, not that side."
Before moving on to the day's actual hot topics, Williams thanked her fans and co-workers. "I want to thank you all for your tweets and your flowers. And my colleagues in this game on TV, I got all of your well wishes—and the people who cover it, and you on social media, who commented. And even the haters, because you motivate me. No, I wasn't stroking out. And for people who thought that I was, trying to get this purple chair next: no, I'm here for a long time."