'Glee' Star Amber Riley Collapses on Red Carpet
Poor Amber Riley!
The actress who plays Mercedes Jones on “Glee” had a scary moment Tuesday night when she fainted and collapsed on the red carpet. She was being interviewed by reporters prior to an event at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. While giving a sound bite, she suddenly dropped to the ground.
Shortly after being aided, Riley, 26, addressed the incident via Twitter, writing: “Hey guys, I'm okay. 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.”
Later she added: “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.”
Riley and her “Glee” castmates were at the event to discuss their Fox series, which is just about to wrap its third season, in front of a group of Emmy voters. Riley was able to rally following her fainting spell and participated in the panel along with her costars Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss and Chris Colfer.