Katy Perry collapsed after inhaling fumes from a gas leak while filming the current series of American Idol, in footage that has emerged ahead of the next episode.
In a clip of an episode airing this Sunday (23 February), the singer can be seen falling to the ground after the studio is evacuated.
Perry and her fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are forced to leave the building during an audition, and Perry can be heard saying: “Do you guys smell gas? It’s pretty intense.”
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Getting up from her seat, she adds: ”I have a slight headache from it. Oh, it’s bad, it’s really bad.”
Sirens can then be heard as emergency services rush to the studio and the crew and contestants are evacuated from the building.
Bryan tells the crowd: “This is not a joke, there really is a gas leak.”
Perry then shouts “I’m not feeling good” before collapsing to the ground.
The Independent has contacted Perry’s representative for comment.
The singer was recently at the centre of a controversy after being named the ambassador for the British Asian Trust, with some accusing the star of encouraging “white saviour” complex.
When her post was announced, Perry revealed that Prince Charles, who appointed her, had asked her to sing to his plants.