Amber Riley clears up rumors after red carpet collapse
May 2nd, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Amber Riley clears up rumors after red carpet collapse

"Glee" star Amber Riley caused concern when she collapsed on the red carpet Tuesday, but she's since assured everyone that she's just fine.

The 26-year-old actress was walking the carpet while attending a panel discussion in North Hollywood, Celebuzz reports, when she said she was overwhelmed by the flashes from the photographers' cameras.

"Hey guys, I'm okay," she posted to her Twitter account Wednesday. "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."

She added a thank you to the photographers for "being professional and not taking photos of me on the ground. I truly truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing."

The collapse, however, sparked a healthy amount of gossip that it was something besides cameras flashing that caused Riley's scary experience.

Later on Wednesday, Riley addressed the gossip with a smile, admitting that some of the speculation had made her chuckle.

"Let me stop the rumor mill right now," she wrote. "I'm not pregnant! Yes I'm black but I don't have diabetes, I don't starve myself to fit clothes; I buy clothes to fit ME not vice versa, I DO NOT DIET; I eat right and exercise! I love myself waaaay more than I like my career. I would never ever put myself in harm's way to mirror any 'image.' Come on [people]. Get a life. I did get a great laugh this morning reading all the BS though lol."

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    June 27, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Toni c

    To all of u that has shown your love and concern for Amber and wished her well thank u for your kindness to all the haters and nasty comments I rebuke you all in the Name Of Jesus! I say to you the Blood of Jesus !

    May 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fred

    WAY too big for one human being.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. sunndyday

    She is too heavy. The human body is not made to carry excess mass. She should go ona diet. This will help her blood pressure, surgar level and decrease bone stress, all of which could have played a role in her collapse. Sadly, Americans are now being taught that obesity is beautiful and that we have to be tolerant of obesity as a lifestyle choice. This is deadly thinking. Obesity is worse than drugs. It takes the life of millions of Americans per year. And the irony is that the human body can lose the majority of fat in less than six months, but noone seems to be trying. Telling someone that they are obese and that they need to lose weight is not hateful. Actually, if you really love someone, you'd tell them that because that shows you care about their health.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. mm

    She is likely diabetic and or hypolycemic due to excessive weight. Nothing personal, just a medical observation. A diet regimen including more balanced meals and an exercise program which includes treadmilling and or other high cardiovascular activity would help tremendously.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Katharine Wheeler

    Needs to get her blood sugar checked.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ariel

    Well... I'm just glad she is OK. She's an amazing, amazing performer. We LOVE you miss Amber Riley. Blessings for you always! Oh... and thank you, thank you, thank you for all the amazing music! YOU ROCK GIRL! :o)

    May 3, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. chelemar

    Or... it was the flashing lights. She said she was getting checked out. A strobe light test is one of the tests performed when checking for seizure disorders.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. nettajay

    She can stand to lose a little weight - look at her neck. She is too young to be that heavy. I am not saying that she needs to be a stick, but lose some weight. Amber, stop making stupid sound bites and excuses for being overweight. You have the money to hire a cook that makes healthy food and you can also hire a personal trainer. I think you are cute, a good actress and a great singer. I want to see you around for years to come.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • RayB

      For your infromation she HAS lost weight about three dress sizes to be exact and she has changed her diet to a more healthy one and stays working out just from all the dance rehearsals for her show. So before you start talking get the facts nettajay!!!!! Thanks!!!!

      May 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mary C.

    She's so talented- glad she wasn't hurt.

    May 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CBEps

    Why are so many of you calling her FAT?! She is not FAT! This is why so many of you have this opinion....comments like this are like a cancer & spread & infect others. Plus, all the body image issues women have are because of people like you who think chicks like Amber are fat. When I look at her I see a young, cute girl. Not a fat girl. This just kills me because if this story was about a guy, no one would be bashing him like that. Shame!

    May 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Horatio McGillicutty

      you damn straight, skippy! Most real men like curves, not Olive Oyl stick girls that go in the bathroom and throw up after we feed you a nice dinner! Only about 5% of women look like the ones you see on tv and magazines. Give me a girl who can have a good time, one that's got some meat on her bones, and won't break when you give 'em a nice hard ride.

      May 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gidget1987

    She needs to stop brushing off peoples' concerns and get to a doctor and be serious. She needs to stop making excuses and get on a weight-loss program. In the long run, she would be healthier and what a role model she'd be to other young, overweight girls. I'm dead serious about this.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Avaa

      She said right there that she eats healthy. Some people are actually genetically big, believe it or not. People's metabolism are slower than others. As long as she eats healthy like she is, she will be fine.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • RayB

      Like I told the other person talking lip. She has lost several dress sizes already, is on a healthy diet and exercises regularly. . .stop talking and assuming about things you know nothing about!!! Thank you!!!!!!

      May 3, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. thereallyguy

    People who make rude comments on here are just angry that they spunt their rent money on rims and their baby momma took them to court for child support.They're also bitter because they can't get their boom box off layaway.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sequel

    Every one of you low life critics should be ashamed of yourself!! Go back to the projects and sip your 40 ouncers and smoke weed while missing multiple job interviews.You should also go make a batch of grape Kool Aid and eat a big bag of pigs feet.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobby G.

      Oh come on, you're not from the hood. EVERYONE knows Kool Aid comes in COLORS not FLAVORS. In PURPLE not GRAPE!!

      May 3, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. DJinATL

    Every one of you lowlife critics shoould be ashamed of yourselves. Who the F made you judge and jury? Go back to your backwoods trailer parks where you belong. The worst thing that could happen to the internet is that any nutjob with a modem line can voice their racist opinion. Shame!

    May 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. khensu

    She is beautiful and successful. I would marry her and take her away from this earth and leave these hateful devils behind.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • trudyshoes

      You smell like bacon and wear hilarious sweaters with trees on them.You also pay the drums naked with 10-14 other lustfull men with an unquenchable thirst for man on man action. You also eat boxes of jelly donuts in the dark while watching Def comedy jam reruns.

      May 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • websterkrawly

      That may be the sweetest thing I have read today. And you are correct, she is lovely. I am much to old for her but she will someday make a beautiful wife!

      So sad, so few famous people get to have good marriages. Too much bad publicity, like automatically assuming she was in some embarrassing bad way instead of guessing perhaps she got up too fast or simply was overwhelmed.

      May 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. JC

    Bucket Head !

    May 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. webgem

    Oh no she ditnt!! Better talk to the hand.Jive turkey!! You can't touch this!! Raise the roof!! Who let the dogs out!! Whomp, there it is!!! Stop!!!!! Hammer time!!!!!

    May 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. AZ Golfer

    She fainted for a reason – best to get checked out. She's overweight which is not good. I hope she won't ignore this just because she's young.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. IsufferFromDizzySpells

    Well, hopefully she gets some medical help. One fainting spell is not cause for alarm but is always wise to get checked out. I fainted once, went to doc, diagnosed with hypothyroidism, now I suffer from dizzy spells every day and docs are still trying to figure out why. Kind of sad that didn't freak her out. Bright lights in stores gives me the trigger, so these flashing lights for her should be a sign of something. Go to doc!

    May 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. outraged in nyc

    All this racism and prejudice is really unbelievable. It's 2012 folks! A woman can be large and black and talented and successful. Haters please get over yourselves. If there is a health problem, we should be collectively concerned and encourage her to investigate and address it if necessary, not use the incident as a justification for idiotic, insenstiive and ignorant commentary.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Hey, guess what? She mentioned her race first. So get off your high horse. Once they stop mentioning it, maybe everyone else will too.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Josh S

    You guys are so damn rude!!! Just becasue she is fat and ugly and eats very unhealthy without exercising a single minute of her life, doesn't make it right for you guys to judge. For all we know, she was working really hard in the cotton fields and had a heat stroke. You simple minded people.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Fiona

    That is a terribly unflattering photo of her. A bit of editorializing?

    given how rude she is in her communique, I could not possibly care less about the cause of her faint.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  24. this guy

    clearly it cant be the cause if undereating

    May 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. James

    yes, i'm sure it was camera flashed that caused you to pass out, not all the extra weight you've been carrying around

    May 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Believe it or not James, flashes can cause dizziness. She may not know it, but she could be suffering from mild seizures that she really doesn't know she is experiencing. My friend with a Brain Aneurisym suffers from them without meds, I suffer from them if certain conditions arise and people who have had brain tumors suffer them. Fast moving pictures, bright lights and many lights can cause this. Amber, you rock.

      May 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. gg4 .0

    lol she swallow too much friend chicken hahaha
    I heard the other side of the planet was hit by an earthquake XD

    May 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. natalie

    Probably has high blood pressure & diabetes

    May 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. .•|•.

    She's 26? Maybe it's just the pic, but, she looks like a teenager.

    May 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. are you kidding me

    Are you kidding me? Lose some freaking weight you fat i d i o t

    May 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      Wow, what a helpful, supportive, and empathetic post.
      Your parents must be so embarrassed.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      She's fat and you're ignorant. She can lose weight, but you will still be ignorant.

      May 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Thank God Amber has self-respect and enough self-love that comments like yours roll off her back. How many fat friends do you have that you have said this to. Or would you say it to them or are you just hiding behind a freaking computer.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  30. SH

    I have a friend who was there when this happened. They saw Amber TRIP over a sandbag that was holding up a light. Funny how the story gets spun.

    May 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sabrina

      I get such a kick out of the ignorant comments. She is a lovely, talented young lady who does not have diabetes, has gone down several dress sizes dieting safely and slowly and she TRIPPED OVER A SANDBAG HOLDING A CAMERA IN PLACE. But please, continue with the ignorant remarks. It's nice to start the day with a laugh or two or three!

      May 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Thank you for the information. But, no matter how many times people hear the truth, they will still judge her like they judge so many others in this world.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. jj

    When I saw the headline I knew it was going to be her.

    May 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. prettypiper

    Don't believe the Hype....You're Body is definitely telling you something. Dehydration , sugar levels, You're body just doesn't shut down unless due cause. Get your self a complete physical. Not enough oxygen to the brain is a very good reason to cause an alarm. The fact that you were able to get up and talk about it is one thing, but to have not is another. Do yourself a favor and take care of your health. HOLLY-HOOD will definitely survive without you. FACT::

    May 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. reply@ nah

    yeah, it goes a real looong way...until all that gravy intake makes her heart stop.

    all of you "you go girl" people are partially to blame for all of this unhealthy fat acceptance going on. she is not healthy and needs to lose weight. there doesn't need to be any shame in it...just a healthy does of reality!

    REPLY TO : nah ...................

    It's funny how you can talk smack about someone that makes waaaay more money than you and can probably pay ya debt off quicker than you can wipe ya own a**!!! No one needs your "acceptance" who the H are you anyways???? Go read a book or cook ya husband/wife some dinner...I'm sure you probably have some laundry to do ...GETALIFE! now run tell that! POW!

    May 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • @reply

      psssh, good one! who cares how much money she makes? it's not very easy to spend your millions when you're 6 feet under from eating too much!

      funny how losers like you always base somebody's worth on how much money they make.

      you're probably a lard a – ss and Amber need a treadmill!

      May 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  34. wackynat

    Go get you a box of fried chicken, girl!

    May 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. yoyobounce

    I didn't even know who Amber Riley was...never heard of her and I even watch GLEE on occasion. She need to check her sugar levels.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Troy

    Love Amber, she is such a trooper...and "Go Girl" for saying your don't starve yourself to fit clothes and that you buy clothes to fit you...I love it. Keep your head up girl, a good spirit goes a loooooooooooong way.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • nah

      yeah, it goes a real looong way...until all that gravy intake makes her heart stop.

      all of you "you go girl" people are partially to blame for all of this unhealthy fat acceptance going on. she is not healthy and needs to lose weight. there doesn't need to be any shame in it...just a healthy does of reality!

      May 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  37. rebecca


    May 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dan Malone

    Flashes probably gave her a seizure.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Francie

      SO VERY TRUE-Strobe lighting does that as well-and a lot of people don't know about this.I myself have to wear sunglasses if I go to an event where those lights are in use beacause they can cause me to fall or lose balance almost as if I'd been drinking!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  39. be quiet

    "I don't starve myself to fit clothes" No way, really?!!

    May 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |

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