Wendy Williams faints, collapses during scary live TV incident

Wendy Williams apparently fainted during a live taping of The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday.

While wearing a Statue of Liberty Halloween costume, Williams is shown wobbling and staggering backwards before falling to the floor.

Williams, who was visibly shaken prior to collapsing, was immediately cared for by her staffers and producers. The incident happened about 48 minutes into the 1-hour show

The show immediately went to commercial break.

After returning from the break, Williams said:

“That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume, and I did pass out. But you know what? I’m a champ, and I’m back.”

Moments later, Williams joked about the incident and asked the audience:

“Was I passed out for that long?”

According to TMZ, the fire department responded to the studio.

The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays at 2 p.m. on FOX 4. Williams’ publicist Alexandra Sinclair told The Associated Press the host is “feeling much better” and was able to finish the show okay. Sinclair said Williams will “address the incident on tomorrow’s show.”