Amber Riley from ‘Glee’ faints on the red carpet

By Jorge Gomez,
The 'Glee' star collapses on the red carpet at an event celebrating the show.

The TV Academy of Arts was celebrating Glee Tuesday night, but it was not exactly a party for everyone. Amber Riley, who portrays Mercedes on the hit Fox show, collapsed while she was on the red carpet.

Actress Amber Riley arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 17, 2012. UPI/Danny Moloshok

E! Online reports that Riley was in the middle of doing red carpet interviews with several outlets when she fainted.

People at the scene were told that Riley was fine and that she was merely feeling dizzy from working on the set of Glee all day.

The show, currently on its third season, is filming the final episodes of the season. The season finale airs on Fox May 22, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The TV Academy of Arts was having a panel discussion of the musical comedy in front of Emmy voters. It was reported that Riley was participating in the panel with no problem.

Riley took to Twitter to assure people that she is doing fine.

“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,” she said.

In another tweet, she also thanked the photographers at the event for potentially sparing her an embarrassing moment.

“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 said.

Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album, featuring Riley’s vocals, is scheduled to be released on May 15.



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