In a sneak peek clip from the ABC singing competition ahead of this Sunday’s episode, the 35-year-old “Roar” singer is seen passing out outside of the Sunriver, Oregon, audition site, just as the local fire department arrived on the scene.
In the video, Perry — and fellow Idol judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan — are seen complaining about a heavy propane smell. Perry noted that the odor was “pretty intense” and then revealed she had a “slight headache” from it, leaving the judges’ table and heading outside.
The judges, contestants, and production crew from the reality show were then evacuated from the Great Hall at the Sunriver Resort building to await the arrival of firefighters.
Once outside, Perry — who was dressed in a sparkly embellished top, black leather pants, and high heels — began to feel even more ill from the effects of the gas fumes.
“I’m not feeling good,” the singer said as she fell to the pavement in the stunning clip.
While it is unclear if Perry needed any medical attention following her fall, last November — when the audition incident occurred — the Central Oregon Daily posted a cute clip that showed a team of firefighters from the Sunriver Fire Department doing a spontaneous audition for the show as they sang Richie’s “All Night Long.” They also posed for a photo with Perry and the rest of the judges, so it appears that her ailment was short-lived.
On the newspaper’s Facebook page, it was revealed that the gas smell Perry’s nose detected stemmed from a problem in the kitchen at the Sunriver Resort.
The Sunriver site was the final pitstop for the American Idol regional auditions last fall. A post on the Sunriver Resort’s Instagram page featured a stunning ice sculpture of the word “Idol” and the message that the resort was “honored” to have had the opportunity to host the American Idol auditions at their lodge.
Fans will soon see if any of the hopefuls from the evacuated audition site made it to Hollywood Week. Richie and Bryan reportedly did a little kayaking and fishing while visiting the scenic city, but it certainly seems that the “Firework” singer went out with a bang.
Last week, Perry made a splash at the American Idol auditions with her colorful dress that featured the same pattern as the famous couch on the ABC sitcom The Conners.