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'American Idol' Producer Nigel Lythgoe Calls Symone Black Incident 'Scary'

February 10, 2012 01:33:49 GMT

A FOX spokesperson, meanwhile, assures that the 16-year-old aspiring singer is fine and was able to continue her auditions during Hollywood Week.


'American Idol' Producer Nigel Lythgoe Calls Symone Black Incident 'Scary'
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Nigel Lythgoe has shared details of Symone Black falling during the first part of "American Idol" Hollywood Week, which was aired on Wednesday, February 8. Speaking of the drama that ended the recent episode, the executive producer of the show recalled, "I was right by Symone Black, and it was almost like slow motion."

A cameraman, who was shooting right to the stage, tried to catch Symone when she stumbled, but couldn't get there in time. "The cameraman watched it happen just below the stage. You see her wobble and her eyes drop into the back of her head and she falls," Nigel dished.

He went on telling reporters, "The cameraman, bless him, tries to dive to catch her because he's on the floor on his knees, and he doesn't get there and knocks his camera. It falls on top of him. I'm shouting for medics." After previously joking on Twitter about the incident by writing, "It's not a 'cliffhanger.' She didn't hang, she fell. #idol," he now admitted the situation was "scary, to be frank."

While Nigel did not give update on Symone's condition, a spokeswoman for FOX which airs the reality series revealed that the 16-year-old contestant is fine. The spokesperson also informed that the singing hopeful received treatment for dehydration by on-site medics, but managed to continue her auditions during Hollywood Week.

Symone was featured as the latest contestant performing on the Wednesday episode of "Idol". After singing "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", she fainted and fell of the stage, leading Nigel to call for a medic. The episode was cut there, leaving viewers questioning about her fate.

© AceShowbiz.com




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