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Thursday 23 October 2014

Joan gown and out on Oscars night

Joan Collins said her Oscars night dress led to a medical drama

Joan Collins has told how she fainted and ended up in hospital after squeezing into a "very tight" gown on Oscars night.

The former Dynasty star, 77, donned a figure-hugging purple dress by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika for the annual occasion in Los Angeles on Sunday.

But her husband Percy had to call for an ambulance after she suffered a dizzy spell at the famous Vanity Fair awards party.

"Admittedly it was a very tight gown," she wrote in the Daily Mail.

"I squeezed into it and resigned myself to not eating much at the Vanity Fair Oscars bash."

But she got more than she bargained for when she began to feel dizzy and, after walking outside for fresh air, found herself surrounded by concerned firefighters.

"Apparently, I had fainted in Percy's arms and he, in a panic, had asked security to call an ambulance - which was roomier than (sister) Jackie's limo and, thanks to the sirens, much swifter in Hollywood traffic."

She continued: "I put myself in the care of professionals at the hospital's emergency room.

"There, after an hour of tests, the doctors discharged me with stern admonishments not to wear such tight dresses - and to eat in future if I was expected to last the pace at the fabulous Vanity Fair party."

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