Marla Gibbs Overwhelmed with Excitement at Walk of Fame Unveiling

Marla Gibbs received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday and gave many people a bit of a scare.

The actress is best known for her role as housekeeper Florence Johnson on “The Jeffersons” from 1975 to 1985.

Marla Gibbs Overwhelmed with Excitement at Walk of Fame Unveiling
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The 90-year-old star was giving a speech during the unveiling of her Walk of Fame star when she paused her speech, closed her eyes, and seemed like she was about to faint.

After noticing that the actress seemed to be unwell, a man who was part of her guest group rushed towards her to help.

After the scary moment, her daughter Angela Gibbs went onto the stage to say that her mother needed to “cool down.”

The heat of Los Angeles was too much for the 90-year-old star as it was above 90 degrees that day.

After the  “The Jeffersons” actress cooled down and collected herself, she returned to the stage and told ABC 7 that a mixture of heat and excitement was what caused her to become overhwlemed.

“I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been this excited until this moment!” said Gibbs.

Since the incident, a rep for Gibbs told PEOPLE that, “Marla was overwhelmed with all the love and support she received and got overheated. She just needed a few minutes to cool down. She is so full of gratitude and doing well now.”

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