"What happened was (laughs), first of all I was trending all day", Williams told the audience, referring to the story, and video footage, making the online rounds.
Williams stressed that no would-be contenders should be after her chair, insisting "I'm here for a long time".
"So we come back from the break, I heard nothing that [her producer] said".
She said, "I want to thank you all for your tweets and your flowers". "I think it's very important that we learn how to separate from the crowd and do what we need to do".
The popular host, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, was speaking on stage when she suddenly began to wobble and stagger backwards before dropping to the floor.More news: Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Touches a New 52-Week High
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. It all started about 48 minutes into her hour-long show Tuesday morning. "I always feel like no one is going to look after you better than yourself". Second of all, if it's gonna go down, it's gotta be as cute as I can make it. "All the sudden right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire". She recalls feeling "weird" and coaching herself to make it for 12 more minutes while being briefed.
She said: 'No, that was not a joke.
"It was scary", she said. I have no headache, no lump on my head.
"That was because I promised myself two things", said Williams. I overheated in my costume.
"I'm a 53-year-old middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through if you know what I mean", she explained. "I had no idea that when a talk show host passes out, the red carpet gets rolled out", she said.
EMTS evaluated her backstage. And sure enough, she did, in detail, assuring viewers that she was not having a heart attack or "stroking out".