Wendy Williams had to cancel her show on the 14th of February due to the flu according to reports. A spokesperson speaking on her behalf said that “Wendy will air a repeat tomorrow” due to her “flu-like symptoms.”
As you may know, Williams has suffered health problems before. The 53-year-old talk-show host fainted during her live Halloween show on the 31st of October.
When the host was bringing out her contestants dressed as the Statue Of Liberty, she fell to the ground, and everyone freaked out after realizing it wasn’t staged. Williams said to Amy Roach on ABC News that it wasn’t a stunt and she overheated in her costume and passed out.
The crew and security allegedly thought it was all part of her act because she looked “bug-eyed,” but she really was overheating. The host explained she is always playing jokes and pranks so naturally, everyone thought it was just another joke.
Williams admitted she was a “woman of a particular age,” and is going through menopause, so things aren’t always as easy as they used to be.
During her chat with Amy, she stated, “they thought it was a part of something, so nobody came out until I hit the ground. Then, oh my gosh, chaos ensued. The studio audience went wild.”
Wendy said she fainted because she was overheated and suffering from dehydration. When she bought the costume – which was fitted like a catsuit – she didn’t think it would be so hot.
But under the studio lights and especially while filming it got incredibly warm. Following Wendy’s episode on air, she went to her doctors where they confirmed her suspicion: too hot and too little liquids.