'Dancing' Curse Strikes Again as Osmond Faints

'Stars' samba saps singer, who bounces back with a smile
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2007 3:29 PM CDT

Marie Osmond's samba last night was so energetic that she passed out, becoming the latest "Dancing With the Stars" star to suffer some bad juju. Osmond hit the deck just before a commercial and was fine when the show resumed with a rattled Tom Bergeron at the helm. "In movies, swooning is so romantic," said the host. "In real life, it scares the crap out of me."

Osmond's first words upon gaining consciousness were "Oh, crap," E! News reports. The onetime teen idol earned no pity points, ending up with a weak score of 21. She's the latest snakebit celeb associated with the ABC juggernaut: Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, and Jane Seymour have suffered various setbacks this season. (More Marie Osmond stories.)

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