Glee star Amber Riley collapsed briefly on the red carpet, but the actress is playing down the severity of the incident and reassuring fans on Twitter that she’s just fine, thank you very much.
You may know Amber Riley better as Mercedes, the strong-voiced Glee Club member who made her debut with a viral version of the girl-power hit “Bust Your Windows” before the show became a massive sensation.
Riley, 26, was walking the red carpet at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood when she took ill, collapsing after fainting just ahead of the Glee screening she was attending.
As for the reason behind Amber Riley’s collapse, the star blames the excitement and flashbulbs on the red carpet for her episode of fainting. On Twitter, Riley explains her collapse:
“Hey guys, I’m okay I got a little dizzy from all the photog flashes! You’d think I’s be used to it by now, still a red carpet amateur I guess. Gonna get checked out but I feel fine. Thank you for all the concern and well wishes.”
The Glee star adds:
“I’d also like to thank the photographers for being do professional and not taking photos of me on the ground. I truly truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing.”
Since Riley is of childbearing age, of course, her fainting spell sparked baby rumors as well as a slew of comments about her weight and health. To the speculators, Riley tweeted:
“Lol. Let me stop the rumor mill right now. I’m not pregnant! Yes I’m black but I don’t have diabetes, I don’t starve myself to fit clothes; I buy clothes to fit ME not vice versa, I DO NOT DIET; I eat right and exercise! I love myself waaaay more than I like my career. I would never ever put myself in harm’s way to mirror any “image”. Come on ppl. Get a life. I did get a great laugh this morning reading all the BS though lol”
What do you think is the real reason Amber Riley collapsed?