'Glee' Star Amber Riley's Suspicious Red Carpet Collapse Raises Concern

amber rileyAnyone 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 ...

She wrote:

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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jaxmadre jaxmadre

It's not really fair to her to speculate, especially after she gave a reason. It could've been for any reason. And when she finds out, it's none of our damn business why she fainted.

Kritika Kritika

You never know. I have fainted on two ocassions - once was because I was taking like 10 different kinds of allergy/cold meds and had a sip of alcohol at an event - second was pretty much unexplained. Both times were in restaurants and were very embarassing!

Gigi Wingel

completely agree that it is none of our business.

Rocki... Rockinursocks

I don't think her weight loss has anything to do with her fainting incident. She looks amazing! If she wasn't dieting the right way she would be a lot thinner. There are other reasons as to why people faint sometimes, give me a break.

Gilmo... GilmoreGirl29

I think it's really unfair to assume she is doing something unhealthy to lose weight.

I can think of a few reasons right off the bat that could have caused her to faint and it has nothing to do with dieting.

1) I know I don't do well in the heat and have passed out a few times in my life from getting over heated. She was on a red carpet...I'm sure it was warm.

2) Maybe her blood sugar got low. I have been known to get busy or distracted and don't eat enough and my blood sugar drops. I'm sure her day was hectic... maybe she didn't have enough to eat or dehydrated.

I think she looks great and her weight lose would be far from the first thing that I would turn to for an explanation.
Besides, if she was suffering from some kind of eating disorder, I would expect her to be much thinner. She's looks great, she seems to be losing the weight slowly but steadily, and she looks healthy.

Bianca Nicolette Smith

I was at the event (won tickets woo!) and she was perfectly fine and happy afterwards. She's ok :) btw she looked fantastic!

lalab... lalaboosh

Maybe she's PREGNANT you guys! OMFG! GOSSIPPINGS!

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

she lost a lot of weight to fast. That's all. She is under a lot of pressure in Hollywood to look thinner.

It's a vicious cycle. She needs to stop listening to whoever is telling her she is fat and needs to loose weight.

Its how it is in show business its not gossip just a fact.

HiItsMe2 HiItsMe2

Pet Peeve:  writers who don't know how to spell or don't use spell check.  All right is two words and not one word and never has been one word.


Relax she lost 25 lbs, i lost 22 walking around my park shall i dial 911?  this young lady is just starting out, its not right throwing your own spin on a story that she gave an answer to, if that's not juicy enough then read star or national inquirer but if it was said about you or one of yours would you be so eager to spread what you want so haphazardly? its not gossip, I'm not going to sweeten it its an out right lie and yes, no body's business.

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