On Tuesday night, fame proved a little overwhelming for actress Amber Riley. Or at least one part of it did!
At an Academy screening of “Glee” at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood, the 26-year-old fainted and collapsed while posing for photos on the red carpet.
Amber sent reassurance to her fans that no lasting harm was done, tweeting: “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 actress, who plays Mercedes on “Glee”, also posted a heartfelt thanks to the red carpet photographers for not taking advantage of the incident.
“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."
Now I know what you’re thinking. Hmmm. Young woman faints for no apparent reason? Somebody’s pregnant!
However, the star immediately shot down those rumors Wednesday morning, tweeting:
“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”
The actress recently dropped two dress sizes after changing her eating habits, she told People Magazine back in February. Losing so much weight even caused changes in her wardrobe for the show. She admitted, “We had to revamp the wardrobe.”
Let’s hope she’s not too busy to remember to have a snack before her next red carpet appearance. After all, we like Amber best at any size. Just show us that stunning smile!