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Amber Riley collapses on red carpet, 'Glee' star 'feels fine'
"Glee" star Amber Riley collapsed and fainted on a red carpet on Tuesday night.
Riley, 26, who plays the soulful Mercedes on the singing show, took to her Twitter account to explain the fall.
"Hey guys, I'm okay," she wrote. "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."
She also added that she was grateful to the surrounding photographers for helping her instead of snapping shots.
"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."
The "Glee" actress has been a staple on the show since it premiered in 2009. Before landing her role on "Glee," Riley auditioned for "American Idol" and was turned down. She also auditioned for a role in the movie "Dreamgirls" and was rejected.
On "Glee" she often sings some of the most challenging songs solo on the show, such as "I Will Always Love You" on the recent Whitney Houston tribute episode.