Marie Osmond “feeling fine'”after fainting on TV

How many of you saw Marie faint on the show last night. At first I thought it was a gag, but when Tom and Jonathan were by Marie’s side saying “Go to commercial”, I could see that it was for real.

Live TV — you got to love it.


Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:03pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Marie Osmond, a member of the singing Osmond family, was “feeling

Marie and Jonathan

fine” on Tuesday after fainting the night before during an appearance on the ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars,” her spokeswoman said.

“She’s doing much better and feeling fine and she’s looking forward to appearing on tonight’s (Tuesday’s) show,” Marleah Leslie said.

Osmond, 48, is a competitor in the celebrity ballroom dancing competition and following her performance on Monday night she collapsed onstage. The show immediately broke for a commercial and afterward Osmond reappeared for a brief segment to receive dance scores from the judges.

The effervescent singer explained that “once in a while” she loses her breath after a performance and faints. The program continued and Osmond received medical attention backstage, her spokeswoman said.

Osmond gained fame as part of the Osmond family of singers whose brothers, including Donny, formed a wholesome pop group in the 1970s. She starred on the “Donny and Marie” variety show in the same decade, and since then has acted in numerous TV specials and programs and still performs onstage.

“Dancing with the Stars” is one of U.S. TV’s top-rated shows in which performers, sports stars and even businessmen compete in a variety of dances. Along with Osmond, this season’s contestants include Jennie Garth, formerly of TV show “Beverly Hills 90210” and race car driver Helio Castroneves.


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