Wendy Williams choked back tears Wednesday as she described her "scary" fall on-air the morning prior. The daytime talk show host said she felt hot, dizzy and weird on Tuesday's Halloween special, before she fainted in her Statue of Liberty costume.
"So we come back from the break, I heard nothing that [her producer] said. I immediately go to the teleprompter and that's when you saw me with the eyes. It was scary," Williams explained. "It was really scary. It was so scary, all I could think of in the middle of the scare was, 'Don't pull the podium over on you, because that'll make it worse.'"
Williams then asked her producer for tissues before explaining why she decided to reach for the back of her head on her way down.
"That was because I promised myself two things," she said. "First of all, this is never going to happen again. Second of all, if it's going to go down, it's got to be as cute as I could make it. So I'm going down with the crown, and I'm not pulling this plexiglass podium to break my bones."
Although Williams said she doesn't feel any pain from the fall, she did mention that the scary experience made her realize that she pushes herself too hard.
"I'm a 53-year-old middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through if you know what I mean," she said. "The costume got hot. All the sudden right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire."