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Sources Say Richie

Collapses at Hyde

10/29/2006 11:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole RichieSources tell TMZ that Nicole Richie passed out at Hyde nightclub early Sunday morning in Hollywood.

We're told it occurred just before 2 a.m., when Richie passed out and fell to the floor. An employee approached Richie and her friends and said he was calling 911. Sources say they told the employee not to make the call and that they would take Richie to a hospital. The friends then carried Richie out of the club through the back door. TMZ does not know if Richie went to the hospital.

Before Richie collapsed, we're told she hung out for awhile with Lindsay Lohan inside the club. Lohan had her own bizarre tale early Sunday morning on a street in Hollywood.

Nicole Richie: click to launchLate last week, Richie's reps confirmed that the "Simple Life" star entered a treatment facility to determine why she hasn't gained weight. Richie has looked shockingly thin over the last few months.

Richie's rep tells TMZ her client was at Hyde for approximately 20 minutes but denies that she collapsed.

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121.

K    

Fans of what? Umm...you guys, get real. She doesn't DO ANYTHING.

2850 days ago
122.

Theresa    

I wonder if she has had her thyroid checked. I recently lost about 30lbs for no reason. Then I found out I have an overactive thyroid. People thought I had an eating disorder also. It really pissed me off. Just a thought........................

2849 days ago
123.

AngelG.1    

I really dont feel anyone needs more than 30 days in treatment, if you want it ( sober) you will carry those lessons home. But if you are not ready , it will not matter if you stay 30 days or 30 years, if nothing in you changes nothing in your life will change. She needs a new set of friends first, if your friends are living negative they will pull you down with them.........

2849 days ago
124.

AngelG.1    

I really dont feel anyone needs more than 30 days in treatment, if you want it ( sober) you will carry those lessons home. But if you are not ready , it will not matter if you stay 30 days or 30 years, if nothing in you changes nothing in your life will change. She needs a new set of friends first, if your friends are living negative they will pull you down with them.........

2849 days ago
125.

Craig    

All of her father (Lional), her 'supposed' close friends, and including her business people are all not going to be satisfied util this woman's DEAD (they seem to ALL care more about either Nicole's carreer 'image', or her blindness to how REALLY ill /close to death she is constantly getting (with her eating disorder).

And (as usual) after she's dead from it, they'll all somehow sweep their individuall part in all this under the rug (& say things' lik "we she have all realized how sick she was",............etc., etc,. etc.)

I'm just a fan, I & wish she was MY girlfriend, simply for the sole fact that I'd be intervening as much as poss. to save her life!

& Paris, why aren't YOU pushing more to save her (those tears later on when it's too late will be useless to everyone, you know (esp. Nicole)!!!

2848 days ago
126.

Karrie    

Has anyone seen the latest "updates" in all of the magazines ( STAR, IN TOUCH, US Weekly )? The "STAR" Magazine (the Nov 13th issue) has an "updated" piece on Nicole's life (yeah, she still seems to have one..a life!) Anyhow, apparently Nicole (along with her 2 dogs,even) checked into this really "posh, expensive, & luxurious looking" place known as "Beau Monde" (a "holistic luxury") which is a treatment center for those with drug / alcohol abuse & eating disorders. This place looks more like an exclusive vacation resort get-a-way for the elite rich group than a treatment center ! Anyhow the "alleged" report is that she checked in on Oct 26th ( a Thursday ) and then checked herself out A.M.A. (against medical advice...she had to sign a release form) on Oct 28th (a Saturday) because she "needed" to get out so she could go shopping and partying !! YEAH, that's truly more important.. I can see that Nicole has her "priorities" IN ORDER ! Obviously, she is pretty "far gone" with her eating disorder ...or as she likes to call it...."problems gaining weight "....even though she is eating, eating, eating & even doing 2 protein shakes per day! God forbid we call it an "eating disorder" or anorexia !! Apparently (according to the report in "STAR" magazine)...Nicole was out partying and drinking that Saturday night (of Oct 28th) and into the morning of Sunday, Oct 29th ...when she "collapsed / fainted"...whatever Nicole and "her reps" are calling it these days. The 'report' said that Nicole had NOT Eatten on Saturday (Oct 28th) at all and very, very little the previous day (Fri. the 27th of Oct)...PLUS she had been drinking vodka during Saturday night into Sunday morning (Oct 29th) when she collapsed / fainted. Those friends & "reps" she has....good grief...she definitely needs new (better friends & "reps"). The club she passed out in called 911...but her (so-called) friends carried her out the back door of the club ....saying that they would be certain to take her to the hospital themselves! Her friends insisted that Nicole would be "fine" (as they carted her outside the back door)! I did NOT read anywhere or "hear" that her friends had "medical degrees" !!!! WHAT IF they ("friends/reps") had not been able to wake her (Nicole) up? This is not the first time she has passed out or collapsed, EITHER! Her heart is a muscle and with an eating disorder (excuse me..."problems gaining weight") the muscle(s) ...especially the heart muscle is severely compromised / damaged. We could ask Karen Carpenter...if she had lived to tell of her struggles !!! I hate to say it...but the next time Nicole collapses (which will in all likelihood occur!) ... her so called friends and "reps" may NOT be able to revive her. If she (Nicole) is "lucky enough" to land up in an emergency room...at least the hospital will have the trained staff (Doctors & Nurses) as well as the most state-of-the-art medical equipment to try to revive her! Her "friends" are NOT doing Nicole any "favors" by "covering" for her ! In fact, by not acknowleding Nicole's severe problems, it seems that they are "enabling her" and ...in a way...helping to facilitate another medical crisis/ or emergency which may NOT have a positive outcome. Nicole could very, very easily end up...TECHNICALLY still breathing....but in a "coma" state...(OR) like as in an ongoing "vegetative state!" Nicole seems to be really "playing with fire"...she certainly does not seem competent to make "medical decisions" for herself regarding her health and medical state(s)! But then, DENIAL (& Distortion) , too, are a major part of an eating disorder (as well as any drug problems she may have as well) ! I wish her the best...but it appears that Nicole is facing a really tremendous "uphill" battle and struggles.

2847 days ago
127.

PN    

Nicole Richie needs to stay away from the clubs and the limelight. Stay away from those manipulative people that try to sell her drugs or substances in L.A. I know she's a celebrity, but she needs to face her problem head on. She's way too skinny and she shouldn't be out at those places. It's good that she's in rehab at this moment.

2846 days ago
128.

Jason Matta    

I agree w/ comment #19. by wise old owl. That was a highly intelligent well thought out answer. Very Good!! -"Trust Me I'm a Doctor"

2845 days ago
129.

RT Mayhem    

Why don't we trade these idiots with 'eating disorders' for some kids in other countries who actually want and need food??? I bet not being around mirrors and unable to see a**hole celebrities will quickly get rid of their 'disorder.' bah..what a load a bulls**t

2838 days ago
130.

Vanessa    

Poor little rich girl. Too cheap to buy herself a brain?!?!? I don't get it?? Seems like her friends are idiots just like her! I know I'd want my friends to be concerned about me....looks like they care more about the free perks that go along with being a rich brats friend then taking her to Mc Donalds for a big mac!

2837 days ago
131.

Nicole    

I heard throgh our local radio station here in Hawaii, that she had gastric bypass surgery, and that is why she can't gain any wait.
If this is true, the doctor who did it, should be ashamed becase she wasen't in any way overweight before.It's so sad the society looks at people and if your not thin...than your not excepted.
Nicole you are a beautiful girl, please why are you trying to compete with stank @ss Paris!

2834 days ago
132.

Whatever    

Gawd she looks like an ugly gremlin in this picture. Wish she would collapse in the privacy of her own home so we don't have to hear about it.

2834 days ago
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