Anyone who knows and loves Amber Riley as Mercedes on Glee has probably noticed in the past few episodes that Riley has pared a few pounds off her beautifully curvy bod. She shared back in February that she had gotten on the healthy eating train, cutting out the burgers and fast food that she said were "attacking her stomach." As a result, she had dropped two dress sizes! With one glimpse, there's no doubt she's been keeping it up, but a suspicious incident on the red carpet begs the question as to whether or not what she's been doing to slim down is as healthy as it initially sounded ...
Last night, the Glee cast was being honored by the TV Academy, Riley fainted and collapsed in the midst of doing interviews with multiple media outlets before the cast's panel presentation. Thankfully, she appeared to recover quickly and later tweeted about it ...
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.
Hmm ... As reassuring as it is to know she's alright and that it could just be chalked up to "all the photog flashes," there's still something disconcerting about all of this. Just not sure I buy her explanation. In the wake of her new weight-loss, I can't help but wonder if perhaps she's taken her weight loss plan a little too far? And I say that because I know that if I personally go too low-carb or too low-cal when I'm rushing around on a busy day, I'll end up feeling dizzy and kicking myself later for not taking better care of myself. Bad news. So, there's definitely a possibility that's what was really going on here.
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Or maybe it has nothing at all to do with eating and more to do with stress? Even in the moment stress related to the photogs! Either way, I have a feeling that the winding down of Glee's season could be a really good thing for her well-being. Sure, they may be rich and famous and feted constantly in A-list Hollywood circles, but this scary moment proves these hard-working Glee kids need a break to take care of #1 every now and then, too!
Does Amber's collapse concern you?
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