Nicole Richie Passes Out While Shopping

July 20th, 2006 // 1 Comment

MSNBC has the scoop on Nicole Richie’s recent black out:

The super-skinny reality show star reportedly fainted while doing a little retail therapy. Richie — who has admitted that she’s too thin but has denied that she has an eating disorder — collapsed while browsing at Kitson, a chic LA boutique, on July 15, according to Life & Style. “She was looking through a rack of clothes when she suddenly fainted and hit the floor,” an “eyewitness” told the mag. “The staff helped her to a chair and offered her something to eat. She shot back, ‘No!’ and mumbled something about it being ‘so hot.’” Although Richie turned away food, she did accept a glass of water, reports the mag, and after about 20 minutes “was steady enough to leave.”

Is it just me, or has it been a while since we’ve heard a good “exhaustion” excuse lately? I think we can all agree we’re all pretty much due to be hearing that old song and dance right about now.

More photos of Nicole Richie, looking worn out from shopping, after the jump.

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By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. She probably fainted from low blood sugar from lack of food. She should have at least eaten an apple or a banana. That would have helped her recover a lot better than water…

    I wonder how many more times she’s going to do that in public before somebody straps her down and force feeds her.

    I don’t know why someone would want to starve themselves. There are other ways of losing weight. Granted they are not easy and require discipline, but they are much safer than just not eating.

    I hope she gets this under control soon…

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