Wendy Williams Has A Message For Everyone Who Thinks She Faked Fainting On Live TV

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  Media personality Wendy Williams appears onstage during the Lane Bryant launch of the #PlusIsEqual campaign at Times Square on September 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)

Wendy Williams Has A Message For Everyone Who Thinks She Faked Fainting On Live TV

The dramatic incident happened on her show yesterday.

Published November 1, 2017

Wendy Williams's sudden scare on yesterday's Halloween-themed episode of her talk show made headlines after the talk show host unexpectedly collapsed before her studio audience during the live broadcast.

Though she returned to finish the show minutes after, she didn't have any details to share about what went down. However, during Wednesday morning's showing, she went into great detail about what led to her fainting, bursting into tears while explaining how she felt. She also has a message for all the trolls speculating that she faked the whole thing for ratings.

"First of all, I was trending all day — fabulous," she started. "But a lot of people thought that was a joke. No, that was not a joke. 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. Also, I don't do stunts and jokes for you like that. I don't need that."

She then gave her viewers and her audience a play-by-play of what was happening leading up to her collapse, mentioning that one of her producers began briefing her about the next segment. She recalled that from then on she started to feel "hot and a little dizzy... like something is about to happen."

After claiming she zoned out while she was being briefed, she explained she tried to stick it out until the end of the show as there were "only 12 more minutes" left.

"So we come back from the break, I heard nothing that she said," she continued. "I immediately go to the teleprompter... and that's when you saw me with the eyes... It was scary."

Beginning to get choked up, she added, "It was really scary. It was so scary, all I could think of in the middle of the scare was, 'Don't pull the podium over on you, because that'll make it worse.' "

She reassured her fans that she's just fine now, with her blood pressure and heart rate remaining under control all throughout the drama.

"I want to thank you all for your tweets and your flowers," she concluded. "I got all of your well wishes... even the haters, because you motivate me."

Watch her full explanation, below:

Recap the situation with BET Breaks, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)


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