Talk show host Wendy Williams fainted live on air this week as she began a segment of her Halloween episode. The gossip maven, clad in all green as a very statuesque Statue of Liberty, stumbled from her podium onto the floor in a very dramatic fashion. Viewers and gossip sites speculated that Williams had a stroke, but Williams was back in the studio the very next day.
As the show started, she sat down to address the speculation over the circumstances that led to her fainting.She began by joking with the audience, saying, "First of all, I was trending all day... Fabulous!" But she quickly got serious. She explained that her faint was not a joke, saying "I'm a tall woman and it's a long way down."
Williams also explained that she tried desperately not to faint, but it was difficult.
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Williams was very quick to explain that the faint was not caused by a stroke. She went to the hospital and her blood work was fine.Instead, she said, her was caused by menopause and an imbalance of electrolytes. "I'm a 53-year-old, middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through if you know what I mean," Williams said. "The costume got hot. All of the sudden right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire."
As she ended her explanation, Williams also cautioned everyone who thought she was stepping down from her talk show.
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