October 22, 2007 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marie Osmond fainted onstage during ABC’s live broadcast Monday of "Dancing with the Stars" but quickly recovered. Osmond and her partner, dancer Jonathan Roberts, the first performers of the evening, had just finished a samba and were listening to comments from the show’s judges when she suddenly toppled.
"She was laughing and then sank like a stone. … Everyone froze," said ABC publicist Amy Astley. As the show cut to a commercial, Osmond started to rise and was helped by others, Astley said.