Lisa Vanderpump Faints During ‘DWTS’ Rehearsals

by | April 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM | Dancing With The Stars

"DWTS": Lisa and Gleb (Photo: ABC)

The notorious grueling schedule of “Dancing with the Stars” is taking a toll on Lisa Vanderpump.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star fainted during “DWTS” rehearsals while preparing this week’s cha cha, she revealed in her blog.

After a full schedule last week of jetting from L.A. to New York on a red eye after Tuesday’s results show to appear at the Bravo upfronts, along with an appearance on “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” along with six-hour spans of “Dancing” rehearsals in between, the fiftysomething Vanderpump just collapsed.

“By the time Thursday rehearsals rolled around – let’s just say I was exhausted and everything felt off,” Lisa said. “Gleb and I were rehearsing our cha cha and suddenly I just blacked out.”

“I was in shock when I woke up. I fainted only once before in my life,” Lisa wrote. “The doctor found that I had a viral infection with fever and swollen glands. And between trying to fight that and all of the stress on my body from running around, I ended up with low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate, which is why I fainted.”

The Bravo reality star, who won a surprising save last week from fans, is still “feeling under the weather” but will get her cha cha cha on tonight.

“The cha cha is a very difficult dance but this is a style of dance, which Gleb excels and I want to make him proud,” she added.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday at 8/7c on ABC.