Jeepers, she gave us an awful fright.

Today, talk show host Wendy Williams was presenting her series live on air when she suddenly fainted.

Williams was dressed as the Statue of the Liberty for Halloween and began introducing her program’s annual costume contest, when it quickly became apparent something was wrong. Her face can be seen dropping after she mispronounces the word guest as “caress.” She suddenly pauses and loses her balance at which point crew members standing off-camera were on the scene. The studio audience can be heard screaming and expressing concern in the background.



After the commercial break, the show returned to a smiling Williams who explained that she fainted from overheating in her costume. Fair play for her still being in costume as she went on to present the remainder of the show.