Wendy Williams gets emotional describing fainting episode: "It was scary"


Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Getty Images/Cindy Ord(NEW YORK) —  After Wendy Williams fainted on live national television Tuesday — saying then it was the result of heat exhaustion — the daytime talk show host is addressing the  “scary” episode in detail.

“What happened was (laughs), first of all I was trending all day,” Williams told the audience, referring to the story, and video footage, making the online rounds. 

“But lot of people thought it was a joke, no it was not a joke,” Williams continued.  “I’m a tall woman and it’s a long way down. I’m a woman of a particular age. I don’t do stunts like that I don’t need that.”

Williams explained that right before the Halloween costume segment, she’d “felt hot” and that something was going to happen.  “It was scary, all I could think of was don’t pull the podium on top of you,” a tearful Williams said, describing the moments right before the fall.

Wendy went on to say that she first fell on her bottom, then onto her back, but she had no bumps or bruises from the fall. She said paramedics came to her offices and checked her vitals and found that her blood pressure and heart rate were fine, but her electrolytes were low.

“I’m a 53-year-old middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through, if you know what I mean,” Wendy said. “The costume got hot. All the sudden right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire.”

After thanking fans, Wendy once again reassured the audience: “For people who thought that I was [stroking out] trying to get this chair next: nope, I’m here for a long time!”

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