The FDNY was called to Chelsea Television Studios on West 26th Street in Chelsea at 10:51 a.m. after the 53-year-old talk show host -- dressed as the Statue of Liberty -- began to slur her words.
"Let's get started. Our first guest..." Williams started to say before she backed up and fainted. A crew member was seen running onstage to help her.
Here's video of the incident:
Wendy Williams passed out live on tv and I’m shook. pic.twitter.com/PkiV0Bz5oL— Baby Bye (@1BabyBye) October 31, 2017
She was standing and appeared composed after a commercial break.
Wendy Williams came back after commercial break. Said she overheated in her costume. pic.twitter.com/jccZaQ9oK2— Baby Bye (@1BabyBye) October 31, 2017
"That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume I did pass out. But you know what, I'm a champ and I'm back."
The show posted this message on Twitter:
The FDNY said they are still at the scene but no one has been taken to the hospital.
Eyewitness News has reached out to a rep for The Wendy Williams Show for an update on her condition.