Marie Osmond "feeling fine" after 'Dancing with the Stars' fainting
By Christopher Rocchio, 10/23/2007
Marie Osmond says she's "feeling fine" after she fainted during last night's live Dancing with the Stars fifth-season performance episode broadcast on ABC, and the 48-year-old entertainer also offered some explanation as to what might have caused her to collapse.
"She's doing much better and feeling fine and she's looking forward to appearing on tonight's [Dancing with the Stars live results] show," Osmond spokeswoman Marleah Leslie told Reuters on Tuesday.
Osmond and her professional partner Jonathan Roberts were the first couple to perform during last night's broadcast. Following their samba routine, Osmond and Roberts were receiving feedback fromDancing with the Stars' judge Len Goodman when she suddenly fell to the ground.
Roberts and Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron quickly huddled over Osmond, and the show cut to commercial. When the broadcast continued, Bergeron assured viewers Osmond was "fine" before she and Roberts received their score and she appeared backstage. She subsequently met with medical personnel for precautionary reasons.
"I feel bad that it happened," Osmond told Entertainment Tonight in an interview scheduled to air during Tuesday night's broadcast of the syndicated entertainment news program.
"Right at the beginning... I started getting lightheaded. The only thing I can think of, I have allergies... The air quality [in Los Angeles] is terrible. And I think I just couldn't get my breath."
Osmond and Roberts found themselves at the bottom of the judges' leader board following Monday's night's performance episode, scoring a 21 out of 30 possible points for their samba routine. The couple was tied with former The Benefactor star and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and his professional partner Kym Johnson, who also scored a 21 for their samba routine.
However since the show's eliminations are based on a combination of the judges' scores as well as home viewer votes cast immediately following the broadcast, suffice it to say Osmond and Roberts presumably collected enough sympathy support to remain in the competition.