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Amber Riley collapses on the red carpet

Danielle Adams

Amber Riley

Glee actor says she is fine

Amber Riley, Glee star, alarmed some fans when she collapsed on the red carpet Tuesday, but she says she is fine.

While attending an Academy screening of Glee, Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes Jones on the show, fainted, causing some minor panic. There was much speculation as to why the star passed out, including speculation that she may have been overheated or that her blood sugar crashed.

The Glee star has assured her fans that she is okay, however. “Hey guys, I’m okay,” Amber Riley posted to her Twitter account Wednesday. “I got a little dizzy from all the photog flashes! You’d think I’d 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 photographers present were courteous enough not to document Amber Riley laid out on the carpet. “I’d also like to thank the photographers for being so professional and not taking photos of me on the ground. I truly, truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing,” Amber Riley tweeted.

Amber Riley addressed the gossip on Wednesday. “Let me stop the rumor mill right now,” she wrote. “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 [people]. Get a life. I did get a great laugh this morning reading all the BS though lol.”

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