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Amber Riley Faints on Red Carpet, Says She’s ‘Okay’

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Amber Riley attends the world premiere of “Struck By Lightning” during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Amber Riley attends the world premiere of "Struck By Lightning" during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Don’t worry Glee fans: Amber Riley’s collapse during a photo shoot down the red carpet was not brought on by pregnancy or any debilitating diseases, she only had a small case of dizziness when she fainted, the actress said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old actress took to Twitter to explain what happened when she fell during a TV Academy of Arts and Sciences panel discussion in California, saying it was the continuous flashes from photographers that made her dizzy and caused her to fall to the ground.

“Hey guys, I’m okay :),” she tweeted. “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 even took some time out to thank photographers for resting their trigger finger on the cameras when she fell to the ground.

“I’d also like to thank the photographers for being do professional and not taking photos of me on the ground,” she said. “I truly truly appreciate it. Could have been super embarrassing.”

But then something caused her to take a more aggressive approach in reassuring her fans that she has a clean bill of health.

“Let me stop the rumor mill right now,” she added. “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 ppl. Get a life. I did get a great laugh this morning reading all the BS though lol.”

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