Collins rushed to hospital from Oscars bash

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 09:47 AM IST

New York: Veteran actress Joan Collins was rushed to the hospital during a post-Oscars party after her figure-hugging dress left her feeling faint.

The `Dynasty` star attended the Vanity Fair bash at Hollywood`s Sunset Tower Hotel in a tight-fitting lilac gown, but after spending several hours with A-listers, the 77-year-old began to feel dizzy.

Her husband Percy Gibson called an ambulance for his wife and medics decided to rush the star to a nearby hospital for tests, reported a website.

Collins was relieved when doctors assured her that test results were fine and blamed her corseted dress for the fuss.

"We had been there for seven hours, and I started feeling dizzy. I tried to get some air, but I felt really faint. I wanted to leave in our limo, but Percy decided to call an ambulance. We went to the hospital, and they did all the tests before the doctors told me I was absolutely fine and released me.

"The truth was, I made the wrong decision to wear a very tight dress, and had something rather like a Victorian swoon. The good news is, I am in good health and feel fine today," said Collins.

PTI