Fans were left shocked on Tuesday, when Wendy Williams collapsed during a live taping of her show.
Williams, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, was introducing an audience participation segment when she began slurring her words and suddenly collapsed.
Following the incident, reps released a statement confirming that Williams had overheated in her costume and was suffering from dehydration. The talk show host is fine and resting at home.
ESSENCE Now discusses the shocking moment.
[BLANK_AUDIO] We're all praying for our girl Wendy Williams. I mean seriously this was so scary. During the taping of her live Halloween special, Wendy was in the middle of introducing her guest when her speech began to slur. She started swaying, lost her balance, and eventually collapsed Now when the show returned from a lengthy commercial break, Wendy explained to her viewers that her Statue of Liberty costume just got a little too hot. The show has since released a statement on Wendy's social media pages confirming the host is doing just fine they said. Said Wendy is feeling much better. She overheated because of her heavy costume, makeup, and lights. She was able to finish the show in true Wendy spirit. Thank you for your well wishes. [MUSIC]