Wendy Williams tearfully addresses fainting spell

Amy Stevenson

A day after she gave her viewers a fright after collapsing live on air during her Halloween special, US TV host Wendy Williams has given a tearful recount of what happened.

After confessing she had overheated in her Lady Liberty costume before fainting during her show, the 53-year-old tearfully addressed her medical scare saying it was a "scary" incident that left her shaken.

"It was scary," she told the audience during her show on Thursday. "Scary! It was really scary."

Wendy Williams has tearfully recounted her medical scare. Source: The Wendy Williams Show
The TV host said the experience left her shaken. Source: The Wendy Williams Show

Wendy went on, saying during the episode all she could think about was trying not to make the situation worse than it already would be.

"All of I could think of, though, in the middle of scare: 'Don’t pull the podium over on you because that’ll make for worse.'"

However it seems Wendy has managed to keep her good sense of humour despite her scare, cracking a joke and saying it was "fabulous" the incident was "trending all day" on social media.

"A lot of people thought it was a joke. Me fainting on my set," she added. "You know 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. I don't do stunts and jokes for you."

Wendy Williams have given fans a fright during her Halloween special. Source: The Wendy Williams Show
The TV host can be seen losing her balance and falling backwards. Source: The Wendy Williams Show

During her Halloween special viewers thought they were witnessing a prank when the TV personality fainted during a live broadcast.

Wendy could be seen losing her balance before she stops speaking mid-sentence and collapses to the ground.

The show quickly cut to a commercial break as production crew rushed to help the star, before Wendy returned after an extended break and explained that she wasn't trick or treating when she fainted.

Wendy then falls backwards before she is helped by production crew. Source: The Wendy Williams Show
The star said she overheated in her costume. Source: Instagram

"That was not a stunt. I’m overheated in my costume and did pass out. But you know what? I’m a champ and I’m back," she told the audience.

She later took to Instagram to explain the situation, revealing she was dehydrated and needed "some water and electrolytes".

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