Osbourne Seizure: Kelly Tweets From Hospital; What Caused 'Fashion Police' Star's Seizure? [PHOTO]

By iScienceTimes Staff on March 8, 2013 10:47 AM EST

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne suffered a seizure while filming "Fashion Police" on Thursday. The cause is still speculative. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Kelly Osbourne collapsed from a seizure on the set of her E! talk show "Fashion Police" on Thursday. An ambulance was called for the 28-year-old "Fashion Police" star, who was rushed to a local hospital for further testing.

Kelly is "awake, alert and in stable condition," her rep told E!. "She will be staying overnight for observation as a precautionary measure. There are no further details at this time."

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Osbourne's seizure happened inside the E! network building in Los Angeles, just before noon PST on Thurday. On the set at the time was Melissa Rivers, sitting in for Giuliana Rancic. TMZ reports that Kelly turned to Melissa just prior to collapsing and said, "I don't feel good," and then fell out of her chair. The seizure lasted for 30 seconds.

While being taken from the E! building on a stretcher, Kelly was shielded from the media by white sheets. At the hospital, Kelly took the opportunity to thank her supporters via Twitter. "Thank U all 4 UR beautiful well wishes yes I did have a seizure they are just trying to figure out why?", she tweeted, and included a photo from her hospital bed of her arm.

So what could have been the cause of Kelly Osbourne's seizure?

According to WebMD, any normal, healthy person can have a seizure, and a small number of people may have just one during their lifetime. A single seizure usually lasts less than 3 minutes, and can be provoked by trauma, low blood sugar, high fever or alcohol and drug abuse. About nine percent of Americans will have at least one seizure at some point in their lives.

Having one seizure is not always an indicator of a more serious health issue, but it's important to get evaluated to rule out any chronic issues. A seizure can be an indicator of epilepsy, which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy can develop at any age and is relatively common, affecting 2.5 million people in the US alone.

The exact cause of Kelly's seizure is not yet known, but you can check back with iScience Times to keep up to speed with details of Kelly's recovery.

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