Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:23pm ET by  
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'Glee' star slams eating disorder and pregnancy rumours following red carpet collapse

'Glee' sensation Amber Riley, who portrays the sassy character of Mercedes Jones, has shot down rumours surrounding her health after she collapsed at a recent red carpet event.

She attended a 'Glee' screening at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood yesterday (May 1) and fainted during a press conference, but following the incident she tweeted that it was a result of flashing camera bulbs:

"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."

Earlier this afternoon (May 2), she hit out at newly surfaced reports that suggest she has an eating disorder or is pregnant and explained that she wouldn't purposely harm her body to fit a Hollywood stereotype:

"Lol. Let me stop the rumor mill right now. 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."

Watch her perform a stunning rendition of Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' below: