TV host and Queen of All Media Wendy Williams scared her audiences in an extremely non-Halloween way this morning. During her live taping, WIlliams overheated in her Lady Liberty costume, then began to slur her words, stammer and stumble until finally falling to the floor.
Wendy Williams gave her audience a massive scare after fainting while filming her show. pic.twitter.com/QZU2jlNLi2
— Wilnette (@wilnetteo) October 31, 2017
The live broadcast immediately cut to commercial, according to TMZ. Since the incident, some on Twitter have been quick to rush to Williams’ defense and say that this is no laughing matter.
So we’re clear, Wendy Williams passing out isn’t funny. I’m glad she is ok
Black folk, check into your own health
Don’t always tough it out
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) October 31, 2017
— 🦋 (@eboy94) October 31, 2017
Of course, a few people couldn’t help but joke that seeing the Statue of Liberty falling down is Very 2017.
Wendy Williams fainting while dressed as the Statue of Liberty is the perfect metaphor for 2017.
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) October 31, 2017
Wendy Williams dressed as liberty, getting a terrified look in her eyes, then savagely falling to the ground is a metaphor for USA in 2017.
— itsonlyzach (@itsonlyzach) October 31, 2017
In a statement, Williams’ team said she is dehydrated and will discuss the matter on-air tomorrow.
— Marcus Jones (@MarcusJonesNY) October 31, 2017