Nicole Richie Passes Out While Shopping

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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