Entertainment TV Marla Gibbs 'Doing Well' After She Got Overheated at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony Marla Gibbs worried fans when she stopped talking and closed her eyes during her speech at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday By Ally Mauch Published on July 21, 2021 03:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Marla Gibbs has recovered after becoming overheated during her speech at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony this week. The legendary actress, known for her roles in The Jeffersons and 227, received her Walk of Fame star on Tuesday. However, a few minutes into the speech, Gibbs, 90, closed her eyes and stopped talking, per a livestream of the event. Her son quickly rushed to her side and helped her sit down, at which point the crowd erupted in supportive cheers for Gibbs. "She loves you all and thank you all very much," her son said into the microphone. "God bless you." Her daughter later went up to the podium to let viewers and attendees know that Gibbs needed a moment "to cool down" in the nearly 90-degree heat. Amy Sussman/Getty What to Know About Upcoming Heat Waves and How to Protect Yourself as Earth Gets Hotter On Wednesday, a rep for Gibbs told PEOPLE that Gibbs is now "doing well." "Marla was overwhelmed with all the love and support she received and got overheated," his statement said. "She just needed a few minutes to cool down. She is so full of gratitude and doing well now." Her rep added to Entertainment Weekly that the actress had a "great time at the after-party." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Gibbs also spoke out herself following the incident, telling ABC 7 that she was simply "overwhelmed" by the day. "I never thought it would happen, but here it is," she said. "I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven't been excited until this moment!" Amy Sussman/Getty Nipsey Hussle, Carrie Fisher to Be Honored Posthumously with Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Before it got cut short, Gibbs' speech included a special shout-out to Norman Lear, who created The Jeffersons. "It's only because of you that they know me," Gibbs said to Lear, 98. "Thank you so much." She continued, "And thank you to all of you who have been fans of The Jeffersons and 227. We love you and it's because you watched us that we were able to excel, and I'm able to be here today. Thank you. And I want to give special thanks to my daughter and my grandson for all the hard work that went into putting this event together."